Quality girl artist’s seem hard to find these days. Bands with their tattooed boys are flooding the market daily, but we found a few girls that you just might want to take a listen to. Trust us, they’re worth your time.
Boys will most likely be the “majority share holder” when it comes to the music industry. This is simply because most boys can’t find time to put their guitar down and leave their bedroom or the garage. Then they figure out a way to get their friends to do the same. Sooner or later they combine their powers and start calling themselves a band, making flyers, and holding shows in your local coldasac. But nevertheless, every now and then we find a few girls that peak the interest of our ears. Here’s three you may or may not know already, but are definitely worth a listen:
1. Rosie Thomas - An obvious favorite of Evade The Noise, Rosie Thomas is an under appreciated artist in our times. Her thoughtful and simple song writing makes her stand out in this sea of “boy music.” With friends like Sufjan, Damien Jurado, Denison Whitmore, and David Bazan, you just can’t go wrong with Rosie. She’s a true Seattle girl in style and in her overal writing, and we’re pretty sure after 4 albums that she wants to keep it that way. Take Rosie with you when you drive, when you’re studying, or when you’re just in need of some clean crisp girl vocals.
2. A Fine Frenzy - A friend tipped us off a few weeks ago about “A Fine Frenzy” and it was much appreciated. Los Angeles based and only 21 years old, Alison Sudol (her birth name) is someone you should be looking out for in the very near future. At the time of this writing she is the “Free Single of the Week” on iTunes and you should definitely click away and get yourself some free, musical goodness. Sometimes it’s just piano and other times she has a full band backing her up, but either way, both are just fantastic. You can also hear her at Virb. Enjoy.
3. Regina Spektor - This Russian-born singer/songwriter is almost confusing at your first listen. Sometimes her words run together and even her accent can get in the way, but that’s just the vibe she’s putting out. She mainly rocks the piano, but obviously other instruments maintain their spot on her most recent album titled “Begin to Hope.” Lyrically interesting and even weird at times, Regina is a must-have if you’re looking for a girl with attitude and no consideration for the usual harmony and melody.
Runner Up: Bethany Dillon - This girl has done well for herself in the Christian music industry and pretty much all across the board. Her songs have appeared in many movies and soundtracks such as Dreamer, Amazing Grace, Narnia, and Bridge to Terabithia. Her first album was released when she was only 16, and now at 19 her career has truly taken off. Side note: she just got engaged to Shane Bernard of “Shane and Shane”… crazy.
Be sure and give these girls a few moments of your time, and if you’re as stoked as we are, buy their music. That should hold off the boys for awhile.