Your Weekly Women to Listen to: Priscilla Ahn, PJ Harvey, Ely Guerra and more

 
 

Luscious Jackson

File Under: Jazzy lady rock/rap, sexy tribal, trance – you name it, they’ve probably done it.

From: NYC

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.

Ellen Allien

File Under: Electronic, trance, electropop

From: Germany

For Fans Of: Apparat, swanky clubs, Agyness Deyn, Sascha Funke

Bonus: Ellen also has a fashion line.

Ely Guerra

File Under: Everything sounds better in Spanish, rock-pop with sex appeal (of course)

From: Mexico

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!”

Priscilla Ahn

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.

The Plastiscines

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

Harrys Gym

File Under: Atmospheric dark power-pop

From: Norway

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.

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