I’m still sick and my dogs are insisting on taking their wrestling matches directly onto my feet so that one or both of them can chew on my toes as they flip each other over. In the interest of getting myself better, I’m not sure if I need raging music to beat the crap out of this illness or if I need some soft soothing tones to lull me to sleep like some good old-fashioned Nyquil. Thus, today’s list of women to listen to will be a mixture of both.
File Under: An electroclash fueled step-aerobics class that leads into mixed martial arts fighting.
For Fans Of: Heartsrevolution, Crystal Castles, skinny jeans with long tank tops, Adult., Red Bull.
Bonus: Their new album just came on in Sepetmber, so you’re not too far behind! Here’s a free download of their jam, "New Breath."
File Under: California sun-soaked ballads with a bit of ’60s Detroit charm for good measure.
From: L.A. via Chicago
For Fans Of: Vampire Weekend, The Like, sprinkles, jelly shoes, The Hush Sound, fruit-flavored yogurt.
Bonus: If you’re into their first E.P., you’ll be happy to know their forthcoming album, Talking Fiction, will be out later this month.
File Under: Beautiful pop balladry with a playful innocence
For Fans Of: Falling in love at first sight, Lykke Li, A Fine Frenzy, piano, feeling the sun shining on your face
Bonus: Here’s a download of her shiny happy "Printemps," courtesy of All Things Go.
File Under: Lovely singer/songwriter piano and guitar pieces based on nostalgia and reminiscing on the past
For Fans Of: Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Sarah McLachlan, rich desserts, Sufjan Stevens, needlepoint.
Bonus: For cover song fans, Thomas has a pretty great version of R.E.M’s "The One I Love."
File Under: Raw hip hop with all the right curves
From: New Jersey
For Fans Of: MC Lyte, Psalm One, KRS-One, Frank’s red hot sauce
Bonus: Rah is giving away a free download (one clean and one ridin’ dirty) at her website.