Featured Artist :: Liza Anne

This week’s featured artist is Liza Anne. I discovered her many years ago and really love her music. She has a new record out now too! Click for full story, photo, links. etc.

Liza Anne was born Elizabeth Anne Odachowski and is originally from the state of Georgia.

Liza Anne

Liza Anne


It’s been quite a while since I first heard her music. I have her album, The Colder Months, which came out in 2014. So I no longer remember how I found her.
My guess is Amazon Music or Spotify. But at any rate, I’m glad I listened when she was new and that I’ve remained on her mailing list and connected on social media because I was aware when she released her newest album, Bad Vacation. It’s a good one!

I really can’t find much info on her personal life online. The “bio” on her site is a blurb about her new record, as opposed to a biography. So if you want to know more about her, I suggest following her on Instagram. She’s quite candid.

I could go on about her style, trying to describe it, and comparing her to other artists, but honestly, it’s better if you just listen for yourself. She’s amazing!

A few stand out songs for me, and the albums they are from:
“I Am Not in Love Anymore” – The Colder Months
“Devotion” (sort of an 80s feel) – Bad Vacation
“Thin Ice” – Bad Vacation
“Ocean” – Two
“The Colder Months” – The Colder Months

 

Discography
The Colder Months (2014)
Two (2015)
Fine but Dying (2018)
Bad Vacation (2020)


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Podcast Rec :: Lore and Cabinet of Curiosities

Today’s podcast recommendation is a two-for-one: Lore and Cabinet of Curiosities

Since we’re heading into the Best Time of the Year…Halloween, I am going to start sharing my favorite spooky ones and I’m starting with giving you two classics.

These are storytelling podcasts. The stories are all true. They are dark and historic, though often little known tales that are presented in a lovely yet spooky way.

Cabinet of CuriositiesThe “Cabinet of Curiosities” episodes are short (under 15 minutes, usually) and contain two stories each, that are related in some way. They’re not scary, just interesting and often they have a little twist at the end. I love to listen to these as I drift off to sleep but just need something to fill my brain so it will stop talking to me.

 

LoreI’ve been listening to “Lore” for so long I don’t even remember how I heard about it. I’m guessing that it was recommended to me on Podbean (they have a great recommendation system). Lore is made up of episodes that tackle more in-depth folklore (still these remain under 30 minutes usually, but it’s one story per episode) and is a little more dark and spooky. This one gives a little more explanation of the stories and how they came to be legends.

They’re both produced, written, and read by Aaron Mahnke

One BONUS for Lore…the music is absolutely beautiful. It’s all written and performed by Chad Lawson. I sometimes just listen to Chad’s music to sleep. It’s so lovely.

So there you have it, actually a THREE-for-one!

What are some of your favorites spooky podcasts?! Drop yours in the comments. They might be ones I’ll be featuring soon.

Cabinet of Curiosities
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Lore
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Discovery :: Gordi

Gordi
Gordi is a pop-folk singer and producer based in Australia.

Sophie Payten (her given name) according to Wikipedia “worked at Prince of Wales Hospital as a doctor, after completing her medical studies at The University of New South Wales in 2018.” Yes, a doctor.

I discovered Gordi through the feature on Amazon music called My Discovery Mix. It just plays songs it thinks you will like and I have to say their algorithms are pretty spot on. It was first playing stuff from her 2017 release, Reservoir (I don’t recall which song) but I liked it enough to make a note to check out her other music.

I think I like her new album, Our Two Skins even better. “Aeroplane Bathroom” is really pretty. Her sound is sort of echoey, ethereal. There are some nice harmonies and cool melodies. Some of the songs have a bit of an 80s feel (my heart). I guess it’s the guitars. Anyway, I really hope you check out her music. Like, subscribe, stream, buy the album, etc.

 

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Podcast Rec :: Record Club

Record Club

Remember a few weeks ago (or was it months now, who can tell?) when I recommended the podcast, Mortified? Well, I stumbled upon the musical version of this. No, not in that embarrassing teen issues are done in musical form, though I’d totally be here for that. Someone, please do this!


But this is a storytelling podcast that takes an iconic album and then has guests talk about what that album meant to them.
I love this because music to me has never been like “oh that chord progression, oh that bridge harkens back to…” I’m not that musically savvy. For me, it’s simply how it makes me feel and what was happening in my life when I heard it. If this is you too, please check out this podcast. I think you’ll like it.

Note: I discovered this one a while back, but at the time they only had a few episodes so I wanted to wait until there were more so you could binge it.

This is the closest I could find to a “home” page for them. With much searching I do not see a website, Facebook, or Instagram for them. But you can listen here:

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*if you know their social media or website, please pop it in the comments and I’ll update this post!

Discovery :: King Princess

King Princess

Mikaela Mullaney Straus, better known by her stage name King Princess, is an American singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer from Brooklyn, New York.
She is signed to Mark Ronson’s label Zelig Records.
In 2018 she released a few singles that gained her some notoriety, and then released her debut album, Cheap Queen, in 2019.
(reference, Wikipedia)

I discovered her when Amazon Music recommended her to me. I liked her enough to put her in my Ladies Night mix on Amazon Music. I shuffle that playlist every day and when I hear something I really like I ask Alexa who it is, and 9 times out of ten it’s King Princess.

Her sound ranges from contemporary pop to R&B to hard rock. It’s apparent watching her videos that she is an actress as well. She seems pretty comfortable playing different characters in them and it’s a joy to watch!

She does a cool version of the old Turtle’s classic, So Happy Together with Mark Ronson. But my favorites of her originals are Cheap Queen, Homegirl, Tough on Myself, but her video for Ohio is a wild ride!

 

I’m excited to see what else she puts out there and how popular she gets. I mean, she has over 750 THOUSAND Instagram followers, so…

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Podcast Rec :: Giving it Up for Less

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Meet my new best friend, Lauren Ash*.

 

Do you watch Superstore? Do you know the character Dina? THAT”s her, and she’s awesome.

 

The tagline is “the podcast about oversharing” and it sure delivers. This is one of those shows where you listen and feel like you’re sitting in the room chatting with friends. 

 

Her guests are often people she knows, but occasionally she invites people that she knows of, but doesn’t know personally yet and it’s fun to ‘watch’ them become friends.

 

Each episode has a theme, like Middle School Traumas, Pet Owner Fails, Hellish Holidays, etc.

 

She’s just the coolest. She talks fast, loves Prosecco and is hilarious.

 

*I know I can’t be best friends with her because her bestie is Leslie Seiler, but a gal can dream.

 

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