Your Weekly Women to Listen to: Alela Diane, Dance Yourself to Death and more

Flavorwire recently put out a list of 10 new(ish) female musicians you should be treating your ears to and I must say, I totally co-sign it and give them a hearty virtual air high-five. Putting together a list of any type is dreadfully difficult, especially when you have readers as passionate about their musical taste as you are (I am talking about you, gorgeous). I can’t claim to be the all-knowing octopus who correctly guessed the outcome of the World Cup, but I’ve been known to make a pretty darn good mix tape.

So, while you should absolutely check Flavorwire’s list of ladies, I thought now might be just as good a time as any to throw out some other names for you to check out. Please keep in mind, this is in no way a complete list; this is the first of what will be a really long list of incredible musicians, so if you don’t see someone you love, check back next week.

In no particular order, since all of them are amazeboobs.

Saintsaviour

File under: Emotional music driven by her gorgeous voice.

From: London

For fans of: Goldfrapp, Florence & The Machine, The Knife

Bonus: She’s got a wicked sense of humor to boot, and I just want to put her in my pocket and have her tell me things in her British accent.

Shenandoah Davis

File under: Homegirl plays an accordion; orchestral folk.

From: Seattle, Wash.

For fans of: Joanna Newsom, old vinyl recordings, tea

Bonus: Her arrangements make me want to cry, in a good way. Also, she’s a gal pal Signed to Queer Control Records

Dance Yourself to Death

File under: As the name would imply, hipster dance rock that you do the shake bounce side to side to. Come on, you know what I mean.

From: Toronto

For fans of: Hunter Valentine, Grrrl Rock with a little more electro.

Bonus: They’re good friends and have toured with JD Samson & MEN.

My Gold Mask

File under: Electronic rock a la Siouxsie Sioux that you shake your booty to until you are sweaty and smelly but just don’t care who is smelling your pits because it’s time to get dirty!

From: Chicago, IL (shout out to my hometown)

For fans of: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Adult., Siouxsie Sioux, music being your hot, hot sex.

Bonus: The remixes are perfect for running.

Alela Diane

File under: Soft folk with beautiful harmonies and great storytelling.

From: Portland, Ore.

For fans of: Darr Williams, campfires, the Women’s Movement.

Bonus: Her Daytrotter session is available for free download.

Miss TK and The Revenge

File under: Sexy electronic, smooth going down

From: New Jersey

For fans of: Peaches, Vanity, Tiga, music to have slow sex to

Bonus: I think I’m in love.

Heartless Bastards

File under: Soulful growling rock with one of the best female leads out there today

From: Cinncinati, Ohio

For fans of: Chryssie Hynde, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket

Bonus: Erika, the lead singer, is about as short as I am.

Nico Vega

File under: Pure Rock & Roll

From: Los Angeles, Calif.

For fans of: Electric guitars, sweat, Heartless Bastards, The Dead Weather

Bonus: Aja is a stone cold fox who writhes all over the stage at her shows.

Megan Washington

File under: Singer/songwriter, dream pop, warm fuzzies

From: Australia

For fans of: Loquat, School of Seven Bells, laying on a blanket by the beach

Bonus: Isn’t her being from Australia enough?

Julia Marcell

File under: Classical punk

From: Germany

For fans of: The Ditty Bops, Bjork’s “It’s Oh So Quiet”

Bonus: Her accent is super cute.

More musical goodies coming at you soon, so check back here next week.

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