Category: Artist Spotlights

Featured artists on Collected Sounds

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…

Lotte Kestner

This is by no means a new artist. You might remember a band called Trespassers William from way back in the late 90s-early 00s. I was obsessed with their 2002 release, Different Stars. It was so beautiful and calming. I went…

Samantha Crain Spotlight and New Music

I first discovered Samantha Crain back in 2012 when I went on the Cayamo Cruise. Which is a whole other story for another time. I “studied” ahead of time buying all her released music so that I would be familiar…