*~~ works in a variety of genres from folk to shoe gaze to electronic noise to experimental intermedia. She wanted to piss people off by having a name that no one would know what to do with.
Shawnee She King is a pop powerhouse from Toronto who recently hit #1 on Canada’s National Aboriginal Countdown chart.
“All I really wanted to do was shake the Tegan and Sara’s hands. That’d be enough. Unfortunately, it’d also only take 10 seconds. I’d have at least 80 seconds left to fill.”
Houston-based musician Jess Walker is a movie junkie and huge USWNT fan. She also writes impressive pop songs.
“My mother is visiting Sydney and saw an opportunity to school me in the ways of the world’s best lasagne. She’s standing in my kitchen as I type.”
A NYC-based lyrical pop artist who’s “a good girl everywhere but at the piano”.
Janelle Monáe has released a brand-new song with Erykah Badu! Get down.
Hot new songs from Laura Marling, Florence + the Machine, Polica + Justin Vernon, plus a few special words from Carmen Rios about Drake.
Fall in love with ethereal electro-pop from Nashville’s modern day New Romantics.
New song from The National! Plus tracks from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cold War Kids, queer musician Ellie Herring and also Antigone Rising, who give you permission to blame it on the whiskey.
A queer trans* folk singer from Chicago and maybe now also the butchest femme you know.
Canadian free range organic folk pop by a part-time fire lookout with a cabin studio in the forest.
This week we’ve got new-ish music from Thao Nguyen, MØ, Ashanti and Little Boots. Also, Lana Del Rey covers Leonard Cohen and I like it.
BatalaNYC is all-women AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae drumming band that’s opened for the Stones. Incredibly cool.
This week we’ve got audio sunshine and gloom-pop. Rachael Cantu takes on J-Biebs and T&S, plus tracks from Abbe May, Zambri, The Colourist and Walk Off The Earth.
Charming lo-fi DIY with a touch of folk.
This week we’ve got hot new tracks from Austra and Laura Marling, plus some addictive pieces from Bertie Blackman, Rudimental and Cold War Kids. Did I mention a new track from Austra?
A Toronto based musician who has a special place in my heart. Includes a badass performance with Gotye.
Welcome to Crystal’s Track Stop, where every week I provide you with a selection of the raddest tracks from my record collection and also from the internet. This week: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Solange Knowles, my new obsession Georgi Kay & more!
Bubblegum sentiments with post-riot grrrl edge. Meet your new favorite band!
Super queer Canadian glam-pop that’ll dare you to dance.
Guaranteed to steam up your Valentine’s situation. Featuring Tegan & Sara, Grimes, Montgomery Clunk and more.
Win Free tickets! Tegan and Sara! New York City!
“It’s folk-rock that’s less on the jingly-jangly side and more on the growling, sexual tension side.”
Such a dreamboat!