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Ayria (pronounced area) is a Canadian futurepop/synthpop musical solo project formed in early 2003 by Toronto's Jennifer Parkin (formerly of the band Epsilon Minus). Her music incorporates feminine vocals with elements of Industrial, Trance and 80's new-wave.
- Debris (CD) - 2003
- My Revenge On The World (EP) - 2005
- Flicker (CD) - 2005
- The Gun Song (EP) - 2008
- Hearts For Bullets (CD) - 2008
- Plastic Makes Perfect (CD) - 2012 (to be released)
- Big "Shut Up!": Several times in "The Gun Song"
- Broken Bird: The songs "Girl on the Floor", "Lovely Day" and "1000 Transmissions" are good examples.
- Dye Hard: Jennifer Parkin is actually naturally brunette.
- Epic Rocking: "Lovely Day". Though in this case it's Epic Trancing.
- Fractured Fairy Tale: "Blue Alice" is, as the song itself says, one fucked up fairy tale.
- Fun with Acronyms: Parkin once playfully suggested that "Ayria" stands for "Awesome, Yeah Really I'm Awesome."
- Girls with Guns: Jennifer seems to love this trope, at least in photo-shoots.
- Conversely, "The Gun Song" is a Doesn't Like Guns song. Jennifer is in fact very anti-gun.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Tempting as it is to pronounce it "AY-reea" or "Ay-Rie-ah", it's actually pronounced like the word "area".
- Lyrical Dissonance: Some Ayria songs are uncannily the catchiest Tear Jerkers you'll ever hear, when you listen to the lyrics.
- The Man Is Sticking It to the Man: The subject of the song "Selling Rebellion".
- Ms. Fanservice
- Obligatory Bondage Song: "Bad List" and a cover of "Hurting You Is Good For Me".
- One-Woman Wail: "Counterblow", in which Parkin just begins vocalizing in the middle of the song.
- Perky Goth: Jennifer Parkin herself.
- The Something Song: "The Gun Song"
- Synth Pop