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U, U, U Outta Know…

Hello all,

Since beginning Jukebox Heroines over a year ago, I receive daily emails in my inbox from PR agencies, publicists, and marketers informing me of the latest new musician sensations. Awesome! Especially if the press releases are actually for female artists. I get tons of these a week, and honestly I do not have the time to review each artist (as much as I would love to!) There are so many amazing women/girls/ladies out there doing such amazing things!

So, in an effort to help those upcoming artists, I will review what I can, but when I cannot, or I am swamped with PR, I will give what I call the PR shout out. This “You Outta Know” segment will give the name and a quick tag line about the musician/band in question. This will at least provide a little bit of press for the artist, and give you, the readers a chance to discover new music. Not too bad I must say!

Therefore, please enjoy the first installment of “You Outta Know” below:

Ana Calvi – Haunting, playful 60s style pop. If you like vintage sounds with fuzzy rock inspiration, look no farther. Reminds me of Grace Slick.

MNDR a.k.a  Amanda Warner– Electronica with savvy shades. No apologies for her sick beats.  FREE MP3 of “Caligula” here. Reminds me of Little Boots & La Roux.

The Good Natured – Indie Pop with slick hooks, Whaaa oooh oh! Reminds me of Corin Tucker. Free MP3 here of “Be My Animal” and the remix.

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Ok it’s not actually about the hot weather, but I think of it every time someone says “Heat Wave.”

Know Your Roots: Big Mama Thornton

Big Mama Thornton

The original version of “Hound Dog.”

Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra

Meaghan Smith’sThe Cricket’s Orchestra” is a modern-vintage ride with jazz and blues flair! I just heard a few songs on NPR a few days ago, and this album is pure bliss!

You can buy her album, as well as, latest EP here.

I have always loved the pop-standards of yore. From Eydie Gorme, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, to Peggie Lee, the women of this tradition belted it out with the best of them, and never held back. Their fears, joys, and aspirations can be felt in their voices. Their songs tap into that sense of spunk we all have, yet, also a universal longing.

I agree so much with Meaghan’s feelings on vintage music. You can hear so much about them and the space they are performing in via the medium the music was produced on and with.

Meaghan’s voice and composition take us back, yes, but the experience propels us into a future of sweet harmonies, swinging snaps, and whistled love-notes that never age. It is another world, and her music will take you there.

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