Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No media hoopla for Jesca

Is it too soon to call singers such as Feist, Bats for Lashes, Joanna Newsom, Siohan Donaghy, and Laura Veers and Saltbreakers a movement? These artists seem to be taking their musical cues from Kate Bush and Bjork, using their otherworldly voices to venture into mystical, avant realms.

Of all these new female artists, Jesca Hoop (above) seems to have attracted the least attention even though her artistry towers above all the other new kittens on the block. "Kismet" is one of the year's best records and my most precious find of 2007 (my review here). Hoop's fortunes could change overnight if someone would just teach her a cute dance move and film it for an iPod ad.

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