2006-08-09devotchka, indochine, regina spektor the discs i ordered a few weeks ago finally arrived by mail today.
devotchka - how it ends
when i first heard about them, i confused them with the punk band devotchkas, and so never really checked out their stuff. finally, my friend roxanne sent me a devotchka song "how it ends". it was absolutely beautiful, with the stringed instruments near the end. this album is a mix of genres, mostly gypsy folk, with some polka, and cabaret rock.
indochine - paradize
when their album "danceteria" was released, i heard a bit about indochine. but it was seeing their video "mao boy" from the album "paradize" that i realized i really liked their music. and after seeing them live, i loved their show so much, i had to get this album. this is one of the few french bands i really love. i am hoping to find their older albums, but it appears most of them are imports...
regina spektor - soviet kitch
i first heard about her when a musiqueplus vj was presenting her video for "us", and described her as "comme une tori amos fuckée." it's actually quite accurate. a strong singing voice with piano, and the occasional band to accompany some songs.