Category: New Discoveries

New artists, new CDs, new stuff I like.

Discovery: Meet Lynhurst

Minneapolis artists formerly known as The Abdomen have returned from a 2 months residency in L.A. Upon their return they changed the band name to “LYNHURST” after the neighborhood park at which they spent many childhood days. Armed with a…

Meet Dragonette!

While migrating some artist spotlights over to the new site (here) I’ve been trying to update them as well. Making sure that all the info is correct, links work, etc. Well I came to Martina Sorbara and was quite surprised.…

Discovery: Melissa McClelland

I heard mention of Melissa McClelland on another website and the description sounded like something I’d like. So I took a listen. [Official Site] (beware, it’s Flash-tastic, and many of the links didn’t work when I tried them.) Luke Doucet…

Olga Nunes

I found out about this on Neil Gaiman’s blog (I am reading his book, Fragile Things, right now and LOVE it.) For the month of June Olga Nunes posted one minute songs on her website each Monday, Wedensday and Friday…

Ingrid Olava

Norwegian singer Ingrid Olava is well worth checking out. She’s put out her debut album in Scandinavia. It’s piano-based and utterly gorgeous. I’m hoping she gets an international deal. Here’s her ..[myspace]

Yael Naim

Like everyone else, I had heard the Mac Air Commercial and said to myself, ‘who is that amazing voice?’ but due to my ever increasing ADD I forgot all about it approximately 9 seconds after the commercial was over. Probably…

MySpace Discovery: thedø

These guys friended me (so now ‘friend’ is a noun, huh?) and I took a listen and was pleasantly surprised at their unique and fun sound. Especially “Playground Hustle”. They are Olivia B.Merilahti and Dan Levy and they are from…

MySpace Discovery: Hello Saferide

I’ve been exchanging some nice emails with a reader who has suggested a few new artists to me recently (and I to him). We somehow got on a Scandinavian kick mentioning Marie Frank, Sara Grabow, and more. One that he…

Bat for Lashes

I think I may have been a little late to this party, but I’ve been seeing this name all over the internet lately so I decided to check it out and she’s fantastic. So please to enjoy: [Official Site] {MySpace]…

MySpace Discovery: Lauren Thomson

I just got a message from an associate on MySpace and he suggested I listen to this artist, Lauren Thomson. I did and she has a beautiful voice. Unfortunately she’s only got one song on her page, but she has…