For this #FridayReleasePicks, we’re doing it exclusively on female artists. I’m organizing a panel on representation for my day job so I was due to have a woman only version of this list. We’re also doing a special thing tomorrow: I’ll be releasing a longer review of each of these on YouTube and the podcast. This is your goofy overview. Tune in tomorrow for the bigger review these ladies deserve.
1. @emily_jane_white — Immanent Fire — Dark and moody indie. If you like Hozier but would prefer listening to a female singer, I’d say you’re going to love this one. Sounds like: playing with a ouija board and tarot cards on a stormy night.
2. @fea210 — No Novelties — bilingual Riot Grrrl. Incredibly awesome punk. Produced by punk legend Alice Bag and on Joan Jett’s label. Sounds like: the heroes Latina women deserve. Hell, the heroes all women deserve.
3. @JennyOwenYoungs — Night Shift EP — you’ve probably heard her music in a movie/tv show and been like “wow I like that.” Plus she runs a podcast about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I just sold you, didn’t I? Sounds like: deja vu. Music that you could’ve heard years ago or now. Timeless.
4. @lilykershaw — Arcadia — dream-pop indie. To be honest, if you sing about New York (especially in an incredibly dreamy voice) I’m going to be sold. Sounds like: memories and nostalgia.
5. @MaryLambertSing — Grief Creature — haunting female vocals to an incredible intense set of lyrics. Trigger warning: rape. Sounds like: if spoken word was even more musical than it already is. To be fair, there is actual spoken word on this.
6. @m3argaux — More Brilliant is the Hand that Throws the Coin EP — the type of female indie that winds up in the indie movies that become cult classics. Sounds like: Brooklyn.
7. @NicoleSaboune — Come My Love EP — spooky Swedish sensation. Powerful, haunting vocals. Sounds like: ghostly, indie Cher.
8. @TheSecretSisters — Cabin — If you’re an indie fan and want to start getting into Americana/country, this is going to be the band to do it for you. Sounds like: the band playing at a small bar in the country in a very serious drama film.
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