Monthly Archives: April 2010
Lo-fi, Shoegaze, Noise-rock, surf…..basically turn up the reverb as far as it can go.
- PENS – Sorry
- Vivian Girls – Moped Girls
- Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La
- Best Coast – The Sun Was High (So Was I)
- Grass Widow – To Nowhere
- The Ravonettes – Bang!
- Brilliant Colors – Absolutely Anything
Snow & Voices is an existential rock/alternative duo from Los Angeles, CA. Lauri Kranz channels mystic vocals, while Jebin Bruni masters multiple instruments on the band’s third musical release “Anything That Moves.”
Upon first play, the listener is taken into a world of rich sonic auras, a type of time-traveled vintage presence that makes Snow & Voices’ music seem transplanted from a mysterious and haunted past. Lauri’s vocals and style are similar to Sarah McLachlan, with a slow and simmering delivery, yet, with a hinging depth I hear with Shawn Colvin. The music is colored with layers, featuring a piano, lightly distorted guitar, atmospheric bass, and phased tones among the stereo field. The songs remind me of Fiona Apple’s “Tidal.” Which makes sense, since Jebin also worked on that one as well.
For example, the song “Mistress” feels like a music box’s personal confession of alienation and disconnection. In the background, clinking tones mix with barely audible strings in an almost New Age way. “Maybe Finland” oozes singer-songwriter personalization, among thick piano chords and siren-like guitar swells.
So, if you desire arcane ardor wrapped in melodious musical accompaniment, listen to Snow & Voices, Jukebox Heroine + Hero.
Emily is now hosting her own kickin’ radio show “Jukebox Heroines” on Women Rock Radio! Tune in Thursdays, 6:00 pm PST! This week, it’s her debut show, featuring a tribute to the one and only The Runaways! You’ll hear your favorite Runaways hits, plus solo music from Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and Lita Ford!
Dust off that turntable! Get out your old mixtapes! Emily is bringing you all the grrrl-style music you can handle!
Check it out and support women rockers on Women Rock Radio! This ain’t your mama’s radio station!
MIA’s released a preview of her new song “Born Free.” Listen here.
Stream Hole’s new album now, right here.
More riot grrrl contributions to Fales’ Library. via Village Voice. Awesome!
More The Runaways reviews via The F-Bomb.
Another of my new favorite blogs, feminist Frequency! Totally analysing the pop culture. Check it out!
Corin Tucker, from the legendary Sleater-Kinney is looking to do a solo album! OMG! via Tinymixtapes.
If women rule the music charts, does that translate into actual power? via The guardian.
The Living Sisters– Vintage Girl Group sound for 2010! Love it! Via NPR.
Kate Nash, My best friend is You album, is out now! via Paste.
Emmylou Harris interview on World Cafe, listen now! via NPR.
What Glee’s tribute episode to Madonna on Hulu now.
Natalie Merhcant also has a new album out as well called Leave Your Sleep.
Listen to Sarah Mclachlan’s new single “Loving You Is Easy” on here website.
Kylie Minogue will release her new album “Aphrodite” on July 5! via NME.
Erykah Badu Announces New Tour! via Paste.