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PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Hype Machine’s Top 50 Artists Of 2009

In their MUSIC BLOG ZEITGEIST, music blog resource THE HYPE MACHINE has recently completed their Top 50 Artists, Albums, and Songs of 2009. For the their Top 50 Artists, they invited 50 visual artists to create new piece of work inspired by and including the band’s/artist’s name. Here are some of my favorites:

Lykke Li by Nitzan Ron

Radiohead by Jordan Rutherfod

Daft Punk by Lawrence Kwok

Chromeo by John Sonmi Heglund

To see the complete list of Songs, Albums, and Artists, click HERE.


SXSW 2009 Discovery: Anya Marina

So, you really don’t need this insignificant blog to tell you how amazing SXSW was last week. Go read that elsewhere. Instead, I’m gonna run down some new artists I discovered while we were there:


We stumbled upon this beautiful-voiced songstress early Friday afternoon at the Filter Magazine’s showcase while waiting for Idle Warship to perform and searching for free BBQ & beer (everything at SXSW is pretty much free, if you know where to go).

DOWNLOAD: Anya Marina – “Two Left Feet”
From Slow And Steady Seduction: Phase II (Chop Shop, 2009)

I’m a sucker for female chanteuses with whispery child-like voices (a la Lykke Li and Golda Supernova). However, what sealed the deal was when she sung a cover of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like”:

For more info on Anya Marina:

Mattias Montero

Mattias Montero is killing it on the music video tip:

Lykke Li – “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

Bats for Lashes – “What’s A Girl To Do”

Watch more Mattias Montero videos here.

Thanks to Pat Parra and Kathy Bach for the intro.