Your Weekly Women to Listen To: Bahamadia, Shonen Knife, Olivia Ruiz and more

Olivia Ruiz

File Under: French indie pop rock with an edge, all over the map nouvelle chanson styles
From: France via Spain
For Fans of: Divinidylle, Regina Spektor, scarves, sepia tone, Serge Gainsbourg, Emily Loizeau
Bonus: I think her beauty is bonus enough.

Kelly Rowland

File Under: Delicious pop R&B
From: Miami
For Fans of: Nelly Furtado, Deborah Cox, Ashanti, bedazzled clothing, high high heels, shiny moisturized legs, cocktail dresses.
Bonus: I finally just started watching The A List and it is hysterical. Kelly is friends with one of the gays and was featured getting prepped for a fabulous photo shoot. If you haven’t seen The A List yet and are able to, definitely check it out. It’s like a million times better thanThe Hills and The Real L Word.

Papercranes

File Under: Dark and brooding indie rock
From: Florida
For Fans of: The Twilight Saga, Warpaint, Portishead, Ghost World, Azure Ray.
Bonus: Download their upcoming single, “Synapses.”

Niña Dioz

File Under: Electro Hip-Hop with a bite and a wink
From: Mexico
For Fans of: Lady Sovereign, Bomba Estereo, sneakers, tattoos, corn rows on half of your head, Jose Cuervo, body art.
Bonus: You can download her seriously hot mixtape for free at her website and it includes her Spanish version of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes."

Keren Ann

File Under: Pop Disco, my new crush of the week
From: NYC via Israel
For fans of: Fun times, Beth Gibbon’s voice, The Velvet Underground (ft. Nico), Mazzy Star, freshly washed sheets, NCIS.
Bonus: Bonus for me, she’s a fellow Jew so if I brought her home to the family they might be pretty excited. 

Chairlift

File Under: Synth-pop, electro experimental, hot flashes
From: Brooklyn
For Fans of: St. Vincent, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, origami, iPod commercials
Bonus: Here’s their Daytrotter session, have at it!

Have a fantastic rest of your week everybody and I hope you’ve found a few new artists to add to your collection!

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