My other favorite artist I've discovered this year (besides The Beths) is Jade Bird. She rocks. Also, something about her reminds me of a Muppet. But in a good way.
I figured we should continue the female artists conversation that got started earlier this week, maybe branching away from albums and talking more about songs, particular artists, performances, etc. Just broadening (eh? eh?) the conversation a bit.
I have to confess that I haven't gotten all the way through the list (I started at #1 and worked backward) of top albums by women, but I'm suspecting that two of my favorite artists don't appear: Jenny Lewis and Niko Case. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Both of them were very influential in my introduction to independent music, and so I have a soft spot in my heart for both of them.
I also once wore a t-shirt to a Rilo Kiley concert that said "Jenny, I get married in a week; this is your last chance!" I've worn more effect shirts before.
I've been enjoying these guys lately. That voice, man...
Hey, remember these kids? They've got another Tool cover out.
This was hard for me. Agonizing. Just endless, limitless torture to pick someone other than the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But after listening to Mosquito about a thousand times... I dunno. It's almost... underwhelming. Those words kill me to type.
But CHVRCHES, hell yeah. There's good reason for them showing up on best-of lists everywhere. And the lead singer... *swoons for a million years*
The one knock against them is that they seem rather lifeless when performing. They kinda just stand there (not like Karen O, who ripped shit up when I saw the YYYs in July). But their songs go so hard! Recover is my song of 2013. I can't get sick of it.
a big thanks to mags for manning the turntables last week.
this video has been making the rounds on the internets lately. you know, just in case you haven't been feeling untalented enough lately.