Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Tristan Prettyman

Tristan Can Play

Tristan Prettyman is from San Diego and has toured and collaborated with Jason Mraz and G. Love. Don't hold it against her though because she's really quite talented. I'm kidding, of course (about the G. Love part, anyway). Her debut is called "Twentythree" and it came out in August of this year. She's got a unique voice that reminds me of a cross between Fiona Apple and Ani DiFranco. Check out her official site. You can watch the video for "Love Love Love" or just listen to some tunes. Buy the cd.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Dungen - Very Scandinavian

Dungen is an alternative band from Sweden led by Gustav Ejstes. Their lyrics are in Swedish, but the sound is approachable even if you don't speak the language. Their music is reminiscent of '60s psychedelia, but in a good way. Their debut album "Stadsvandringar" came out in 2002. Their sophomore release "Ta Det Lugnt" was released in the U.S. in June and it's got some great tracks, including "Panda". Check out the video. Go to their official site. Buy the album "Ta Det Lugnt" or the debut which is being released in the U.S. next month.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Sia All Bundled Up

Sia Furler is from Australia and was one of the vocalists on the last Zero 7 record. I recently wrote about Tina Dico, who's also on the record. Sia sings the song "Somersault". Her solo debut "Healing Is Difficult" came out in 2002. Her sophomore effort came out in February of last year and it's got some great songs on it. It's called "Colour the Small One". Sia went from Adelaide to London after some success with the Australian band Crisp. She did some backup vocals for Jamiroquai and got the attention of Massive Attack and Zero 7. Check out her official site. Take a look at her performance of "Somersault" on Jimmy Kimmel Live (with Tina). Buy "Healing Is Difficult" or "Colour the Small One".

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Catalina - Breathtaking From A Helicopter

Not enough time. Too much music. Vacation and work. New songs on sidebar.