Your Weekly Women to Listen to: Little Dragon, Pamela Hute, the Jezabels and more!

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It’s a beautiful, crisp Wednesday morning and I’m going to see M.I.A. tonight so you know I’m in a great mood. Also, a lot of you have been sending over your suggestions and most of them have been great – so keep on keepin’ on!

Electrelane

File Under: Mostly subdued art rock band that isn’t afraid to take itself less seriously and is filled with cute girls

From: The UK

For Fans Of: Black turtlenecks, oddities, El Perro del Mar, Au Revoir Simone, Luscious Jackson, cigarette breaks, beatniks

Bonus: While the band is on indefinite hiatus, you can now see guitarist Mia Clarke in the band Follows.

Little Dragon

File Under: 80’s slowcore electro, sleep-pop, lounge-dub, soul, Deee-Lite on night-time cold medicine

From: Sweden

For Fans Of: Santigold, Dirty Projectors, Black Keys, high fashion, Cee Lo Green

Bonus: The band is currently supporting The Gorillaz on tour and are featured on two of the songs from their Plastic Beach album. They also collaborated with Dave Sitek (TV On the Radio) for his solo project, Maximum Balloon, whose self-titled album is insanely good.

Skunk Anansie

File Under: Oddly enough, they’re kind of standing in classic rock/prog rock territory, though Skin has described their sound as “clit-rock." I’m not sure how the guys in the group feel about that, but OK.

From: London

For Fans Of: A Perfect Circle, Black Sabbath, Morcheeba, throwing up the “rock” sign, revenge

Bonus: My ex-girlfriend, who is now my girlfriend again, put a Skunk Anansie song on her first mix tape to me. And yes, we are old enough that it was actually a cassette tape.

Pamela Hute



photo by Richard Boutin

File Under: Pop that isn’t afraid to rock out with emotion, go electro, Southern, sexy or be cutesy

From: France but sings in English

For Fans Of: Rachel Maddow (looks-wise), a bit of everything, Tegan & Sara, Veruca Salt, The Ting Tings, Sneaker Pimps, Air

Bonus: For lovers of glasses or girls in glasses, she has an entire page on her website devoted to fans taking pictures in glasses like hers. (Hat tip, Christie!)

The Jezabels

File Under: Melodic indie rock whose instrumentation is just as important as its vocals

From: Sydney, Australia

For Fans Of: Metric, Washington, import beers, storytelling, Great Northern

Bonus: Their new EP, She’s So Hard, will be available Nov. 6.

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