Remember yesterday when I was like, “Oh everything is beautiful up in here, it’s so great, let’s party?” Well, all that has changed today and there is not a dry piece of clothing on me. I know a lot of you are probably spending most of your time going over and re-going-over the AfterEllen.com Hot 100, but why not look at the pretty pictures with a nice soundtrack? Perhaps something from a few of these lovely ladies below.
File Under: An electronic disco island where they serve beats and mojitos.
From: Puerto Rico/NYC
For Fans Of: If Massive Attack & Yelle collaborated on an album, Moby, Bonde de Role, large sunglasses, full lips.
Bonus: Here is a download of their jam, “Fiebre Tropical.”
File Under: Bluesy, folksy, sexy, awesomey
For Fans of: Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Atkins, Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin, using the word “sensual,” Lilith Fair, romantic gestures, red wine.
Bonus: Seeing her live was so sexy, I ended up coming out to one of my friends after her show since there was no hiding the lust on my face. Her response? “I’d go gay for her too after that!”
File Under: Electro
For Fans Of: Chicks on Speed, Telepath, MGMT, Loveage, Celluloide, dark corners of bars, performance art, heavy eyeliner.
Bonus: Gudrun used to be in a group called Malaria!, which was the first I had heard of her after listening to a gnarly remix of their song “Kaltes Klares Wasser.”
File Under: Electro funk, soul
For Fans Of: Erykah Badu, The Roots, looking fly, chilling out on stoops or jazz clubs, Stacy Epps, Janelle Monae, gumbo, Def Poetry Jam.
Bonus: Thanks for the fantastic suggestion K-Fo!
File Under: Punk, riot grrrl, when you want to kick ass but definitely not when you have a headache.
From: Minneapolis, MN
For Fans Of: Bikini Kill, 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland, broken glass, safety pins as fashion accessories, torn everything, moshing, zines.
Bonus: Unfortunately, the band is broken up but each member is still performing in different bands including frontwoman Laura Larson’s awesome band with an even more awesome name, Kitten Forever.
That’s all for this week but I’ll be back next week with some more new artists and as always, feel free to drop me an email with any suggestions you’ve got and you can always send me a shout on Twitter.