Your Weekly Women to Listen to: Danai, Lana Del Rey and more


Today is a very special day because today is Trish Bendix’s birthday and she is

not only my editor, but also one of my besties. I actually spent part

of my morning trying to put together a video for her, but my dogs

weren’t cooperating as props and they sure as hell did not want to be

part of my choreography. So, it will have to wait for another time. And when I figure out how to auto-tune my voice, there will be some

greatness coming your way. Oh yes, there will (insert maniacal laughter here).



Music that could easily have been a film score in the

60’s that I find oddly comforting to listen to as I sleep.

From: Originally born in

Greece, raised in France then moved to Chile

For Fans of: Serge Gainsbourg, Belle de jour, black turtlenecks,

rolling your own cigarettes, romance languages, listening to your

grandparents tell stories, Harold

and Maude
, espresso, Beach Cruiser style bicycles.

Bonus: Well, I can’t seem to

find a ton of information on Danai, but for me the bonus ends up being

that her voice helps me fall asleep at night and since I have insomnia

most nights, it’s a really welcome way to wind down.


de Matilde by Danai Stratigopoulou on Grooveshark

Lana Del Rey


Her face, her lips but mostly her voice would be the

subject of any poetry I would have written in the last few months – if

I could write poetry.

From: Brooklyn

For Fans of: Fiona Apple

singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” “Across the Universe” and “Never

Is A Promise,” sneaking out to meet someone you shouldn’t be seeing,

Stevie Nicks, feelings, The Wonder Years, The

Boulevard of Broken Dreams, riding public transportation on cloudy

days, Sia’s sadder songs, secretly loving drama.

Bonus: OK, so there has been a

lot of talk about Lana Del Rey and not all of it is good — mostly

because she first launched her career under a different name and with

different lips, etc. I was waiting a while to write about her here

because I wanted to hear more of her music (and her debut album comes

out at the end of January). I can safely say she is not only an

internet sensation, she is the real deal and I still love her even if

she continues breaking my heart every time I listen to “Blue Jeans.” If

there was ever any doubt about her talent, please take this as proof.


Del Rey – Blue Jeans
by Nelsony23

Cubic Zirconia


Avant-funk, Electro-Hop

From: NYC

For Fans of: Idle Warship,

Outkast, Janelle Monáe, Lady Miss Kier, dancing, mustache parties,

unique patterns, big jewelry, party people, repurposing old

electronics, breakfast for dinner, any movie or TV show with a cameo

from Bootsy Collins or George Clinton, short jersey-cotton skirts,

Sneaky Sound System.

Bonus: They’ve got a ginger in

the group who looks very much like one of the guys from Mythbusters (and, in a strange bit

of news, one of the myths being busted last night also ended up busting

a car and someone’s house).


Zirconia – Yellow Spaceship Pt. 2
by foolsgoldrecs

Meredith Coloma


Pop-reggae, rock R&B, great voice

From: Canada

For Fans of: Maroon 5, Nelly

Furtado, Noisettes, sitting on a porch with a guitar and friends, Jason

Mraz, Daphne Willis, Amstel Light, cool hats, veggie burgers with

avocado, carnivals, Sunday Funday.

Bonus: Meredith actually plays

a guitar that she built herself. If that doesn’t up the hotness factor,

I’m not really sure what does.

Unfortunately that’s all I’ve got time

for today but I will be making it up to you very soon. I’m pretty

obsessed with all of the artists listed here today so hopefully you’ll

feel the same way. Remember to wish Trish a happy birthday and feel

free to follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook!


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