Upbeat and whimsical indie pop meets themes of loss, remorse, relationships and uninvited advances.gobbinjr (lower case please) is Madison, WI-native turned Brooklynite Emma Jerk Witmer’s unapologetic project. Her debut album manalang (again, leave your caps at home) is the blunt, peachy child of Witmer’s angsty yet sophisticated approach, creating a bedroom-panorama of earwormy, hazy melodies. Following 'manalang', Witmer released the vom night EP which explores the darkest depths of a depressed mind while on an intergalactic journey, diving in the sea, or time traveling. While the recording artist gobbinjr is one individual's unfiltered, unfettered statement, the band gobbinjr has been playing around Brooklyn and touring North America for years, meeting new friends and commiserating in shimmery sadness.Entirely written, performed, recorded, and produced by Witmer herself, ocala wick is her newest effort, and Topshelf debut. It sees her building upon her previous work and refining her pop sensibility while honing in on themes of “creepy dudes at shows, not wanting to be sexualized at work and not reciprocating inappropriate advances.”
Emma Jerk Witmer
"Witmer has carved herself a prominent place in Brooklyn’s crowded DIY scene with her saccharine-sweet, sentimental tunes, which often hide darker themes of fear and anxiety."
"The song plays out a relationship in miniature, Witmer’s sickly-sweet melodies sounding like tentative glances across a room."
-Stereogum on "afraid of me"
"Her unfiltered sentiments are channeled through kooky, stylized, exceptionally catchy pop songs that’re as misanthropic as they are personable."
"Ocala Wick is a collection of 11 plot-driven bedroom pop songs that talk about encounters with creepy dudes, eulogize lost classmates, and dream about imaginary dogs."