Category: Artist Spotlights

Featured artists on Collected Sounds

Artist Rec :: Sarah Fimm

Today’s Artist Recommendation is Sarah Fimm. Sarah is another artist I’ve been following for a long time. She submitted her music to Collected Sounds many years ago. She was first reviewed by Collected Sounds contributor, Anna Maria back in 2002…

Artist Rec :: Lex Land

Today’s Artist Recommendation is Lex Land.*Sigh* what can I say about Lex? She’s simply amazing. She has a wonderful and unique voice, she writes incredible, sometimes heartbreaking, songs and she’s a beautiful soul. I’ve been listening to her since she…

Artist Feature :: Ane Brun

Today’s Recommendation is Ane Brun She was born Ane Kvien Brunvoll in 1976 in Molde Norway. I recently learned I’d been saying her name wrong for years. I was saying it like the American “Anne” but according to Google’s pronunciation,…

Artist Feature :: Alex Wong

This week’s recommendation is Alex Wong. I’ve known Alex for a long time and have been a fan since I heard the first note. This was back in 2007 when Alex was on tour with Vienna Teng and they played…

Featured Artist :: Jesca Hoop

Jesca (yes, born ‘Jessica’) Hoop is originally from Santa Rosa, California. I feel like I’ve known of her forever. I think I first heard of her when I learned she was the nanny to Tom Waits’ children. Her music is…

Artist Rec :: Hannah Fury

Today’s Recommendation is Hannah Fury. I first learned of Hannah Fury in 2003 when she sent me her album, The Thing That Feels. I reviewed it, and called it “a thing of beauty” and “dark and beautiful”. The album made…

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…

Discovery :: 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…

Discovery :: Overcoats

Overcoats is a New York-based electronic-pop duo consisting of singer-songwriters Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. They met on their first day of freshman year at Wesleyan University where they sat next to each other in an ‘Intro to Anthropology’ class.…

Discovery :: Katzenjammer

katz·en·jam·mernounINFORMAL•DATEDconfusion; uproar.a hangover; a severe headache resulting from a hangover.plural noun: katzenjammers However, my Alexa pronounces it: KAHTZ-en-yahmmah – which appears to be the German pronunciation. In German, it means Cats Wail (or Caterwaul)   Per Wikipedia: “Katzenjammer was an English-language…