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Regina Spektor

Song: Us
Album: Soviet Kitsch
Genre:  Anti-folk, indie rock, baroque pop, blues, pop
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/reginaspektor
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Regina+Spektor

Regina Spektor was born on 18th February 1980, in Moscow, ex-USSR, and moved to the United States when she was nine. Spektor studied classical piano from the age of six, practising on a Petrof piano given to her mother by her grandfather. She was also exposed to the music of rock and roll bands such as The Beatles, Queen, and The Moody Blues by her father, who obtained such recordings in Eastern Europe and traded cassettes with friends in the Soviet Union. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

Spektor’s songs are not usually autobiographical, but rather are based on scenarios and characters drawn from her imagination. Her songs show influences from folk, punk, rock, Jewish,Russian, hip hop, jazz, and classical music. Spektor has said that she works hard to ensure that each of her songs has its own musical style, rather than trying to develop a distinctive style for her music as a whole. – Excerpt from Wikipedia

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Jonsi

Song: Sinking Friendships
Bonus Song: Go Do
Album: Go
Genre:  Post-rock, Ambient, Baroque Pop, World fusion
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/Jonsi
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Jonsi

Jón Þór Birgisson aka Jonsi is the lead singer and guitarist for Sigur Rós and half of Jónsi & Alex, known for his soft falsetto voice . He released his solo debut album, Go, on April 6, 2010.

Birgisson grew up in Iceland, raised by parents who weren’t particularly musical; his early memories include playing The Beatles at double speed on his turntable and listening to and playing along with Iron Maiden records. You can hear him speak at length about his musical past and loves in a recent episode of “All Songs Considered,” in which Birgisson plays guest DJ. His history as Sigur Ros’ singer and guitarist spans 16 years, during which time the band has released five studio albums and coined a unique sound that has yet to be matched by any act since. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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