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Girl Crushin’ on Corrina Repp of Tu Fawning

Portland, OR vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and drummer Corrina Repp is beautiful and an inspiration. She plays drums and sings with 4 piece Tu Fawning. Check out their new album A Monument from PolyVinyl Records. I have had it in constant rotation since it’s pre-release on Spinner.com

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STUDIO MUSIC: Big Scary

After spending a week falling in love with Big Scary’s compilation record Four Seasons,  I finally purchased it. I love this record and wanted to share it with you!

About the Band: Originally from Melborne, VIC Australia, Gorgeous girl drummer meets Beautiful boy strummer. Big Scary is completely inspired by weather and influenced by Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Jeff Buckley.

“Big in its ambition and almost scary in its scope, depth and range, Big Scary’s music knows no boundaries, moving effortlessly between howling, fuzzed-out garage rock, intricate, pastoral piano and sublime rainy-day ballads. Beginning in 2006, Iansek and Syme started making music with acoustic guitars and egg shakers. After a year-long break, the two returned to the still-unnamed project in 2008 with new ideas and new instruments—electric guitars and drum kits and mandolins and ukuleles. Unconcerned with any notion of genre, and drawing on their formal training-Iansek in piano, Syme in jazz drumming—the two let their writing take them where it may. This process, then as now, continues onto the stage, where Iansek and Syme’s remarkable chemistry allows them to play each song as they feel it in the moment, to follow searing rock numbers with exquisite hushed balladry.”[TheBigScary]


About the Music: “In mid 2010, the band released the first of four seasonally themed, limited-edition EPs. With these releases, Big Scary showed themselves capable of translating the vagaries and glories of each season-the flurry of rich colour in autumn, the quiet bleakness of winter, the renewal of spring, the majesty of a summer thunderstorm—into utterly compelling music, as full of heart as it is free of pretension. In February 2011 all four EPs were compiled onto one LP as ‘The Big Scary Four Seasons”[triplejunearthed].

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STUDIO MUSIC: Florence + The Machine

WOW. I am in love with Florence + The Machine. As I begin singing in the choir and learning how it feels to sing on stage for the first time, Florence is truly an inspiration to me.

[It wasn’t until she wrote the haunting ‘Between Two Lungs’ that it all came
together. Instead of percussion, Florence pounded the studio walls with her
hands. She built the melody on the piano even though it’s not an instrument she
knows how to play, and recorded the backing vocals first, before writing the top
line. It’s bonkers and totally unconventional, but of course it is also glorious
– a strange but yearning song about losing yourself in love.   “I’d found my
voice, and I just felt euphoric,” she recalls. “It’s been a real process of me
learning that the way I wanted to do it was actually the right way. This whole
album has been about having faith in myself.”]-Florence + The Machine

STUDIO MUSIC: The Xx

While in watching my fiance set up his gear for a music show at Red Square in Burlington, VT, my attention was gripped by the music playing from an ipod within the bar. The sweet sounds of a man and woman weaving vocals, guitar and bass, The Xx, was revealed.

Formed in London in 2005, I’m a bit late on their scene. But I am here and ready to listen to their music until I can sing along word-for-word. Originally released in 2009, then rereleased in 2010, “Crystalised” is a song that lingers for days after you hear it.