You guys, I think I may have outdone myself this week; I’m not going to lie. I don’t know what it is – perhaps the fact that the weather is going to be nice enough for me to ride my bike to work tomorrow? Or that Trish Bendix and Jamie Murnane are coming over to my place tonight for an outrageous Gayme Night? Whatever it is, is really buttering up my mood and this list of ten female-fronted acts is one of my favorites so far. I can’t contain myself any longer, check them out yourself.
File Under: R&B, neo-soul, electronic, beautiful
For Fans Of: Bonobo (who she has collaborated with), Sade, India Arie, Avery Sunshine, Tricky’s Mixed Race, bubble baths, satin sheets, Kama Sutra
Bonus: You can stream or download Andreya and Bonobo perform live on the KRCW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” podcast.
File Under: Melodramatic piano pop, theatrical
From: NYC via LA
For Fans Of: Putting smiles on faces, making mix tapes, 500 Days of Summer, A Fine Frenzy, Sarah Blasko, Britta Persson
Bous: Katie’s new album, Lamplight comes out next week so we’ll have some great new tunes to look forward to, but not have to wait too long for.
File Under: My new favorite band, hard rocking, sexy, political punk rockers with an ever-so-slight slight electronic slant.
For Fans Of: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl in a Coma, breathing air, fierceness in your face (and your ears), sweating, not wanting the concert to be over
Bonus: I’m actually nervous about this bonus, but in the best kind of “peeing my pants” way – I’ll be interviewing lead singer Teri Gender Bender for AfterEllen.com today!
File Under: Melodic alternative rock balladry, emotive
For Fans Of: A stripped down xx, Keane, Sigur Ros, dark forests, keeping a diary, candles as a light source
Bonus: The band will be playing the very queer GoGo Festival in June alongside Uh Huh Her, Heather Peace, The Locals and more. I wish I were going to be in the UK for this one!
File Under: Sweet jazzy folk pop with a voice as fresh as a Florida orange plucked off a tree.
For Fans Of: Coeur de Pirate, Sara Valenzuela, Feist, warm sunshine on your face, Care Bears, hugs, popcscicles
Bonus: Yuna is letting her fans help write some of the lyrics to one of her songs. You can go to her Facebook page and help a sister out while feeling like you’ve made a contribution to the music world!