File Under: Jazzy lady rock/rap, sexy tribal, trance – you name it, they’ve probably done it.
For Fans Of: awesome things, Beastie Boys, Veruca Salt, David Byrne, Converse shoes and ringer T-shirts
Bonus: Kate Schellenbach was actually the first drummer for the Beastie Boys back when they were punk and LJ was the first band signed to the Beastie Boys label, Grand Royal. In some sad news for my parents, I spent a good portion of my note-taking time in college and devoted it to writing down Luscious Jackson lyrics.
File Under: Electronic, trance, electropop
For Fans Of: Apparat, swanky clubs, Agyness Deyn, Sascha Funke
Bonus: Ellen also has a fashion line.
File Under: Everything sounds better in Spanish, rock-pop with sex appeal (of course)
For Fans Of: Making love, Sade, mojitos, romance, bubble baths, Brazilian Girls
Bonus: Watch her video for “Vete” and you too will be saying, “Ay dios mio! Que bonita!”
File Under: Folksy singer/songwriter with velvety smooth pipes
From: LA by way of Georgia
For Fans Of: Coffee shops, open-mics, A Fine Frenzy, Norah Jones, Mirah, warm-fuzzies
Bonus: Her song “Find My Way Back Home” was used in the movie Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove. That whale always makes me cry.
File Under: Lo-fi glam garage rock sung in English with fantastic French accents.
From: My wildest dreams
For Fans Of: The Like, Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, Dragonette, ripped skinny jeans with teeny tiny leather jackets, The Black Lips
File Under: Atmospheric dark power-pop
For Fans Of: Air, Casiokids, Sigur Rós, Bat for Lashes, re-reading old journal entries
Bonus: I will be listening to their MySpace page for a good part of the day.
That’s all for this week everybody! Until next week, I’m sending you gummy bears and dew drops.