Tag Archives: usa

#8: Irene Diaz

Who is she?
An singersongwriter from LA who so far has released a couple of EPs and working on her first album.
Offical Website

Why I like it
She has a very beautiful bluesy voice who writes diverse and often genre hopping songs.

Staying Power
Yes, I hope her first album will be released soon!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E4bBlrCAYk[/embedyt]

#7: PWR BTTM

Who are they?
A genderqueer punkband from the USA. Their first record, Ugly Cheeries, was released last year.
Offical Website

Why I like it
Very punky and catchy with humrous lyrics. Both members also have a great fashion sense!

Staying Power
Probably, I am keen on listening to more of their stuff!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX_tBWLmr1s[/embedyt]

#4: Blitz the Ambassador

Who is he?
A Ghanaian/American visual and hiphop artist. He has released 3 albums so far, his latest being Afropolitan Dreams. His music is relased on his own record label, Embassy MVMT.
Offical Website

Why I like it
He has a great band, featuring several brass instruments and a wonderful bass. His lyrics are very political.

Staying Power
I’d love to see him live!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVDVi8knNLk&w=560&h=315[/embedyt]

#1: Briana Marela

Who is she?
Briana Marela is a singer songwriter from from Seattle, WA. Her latest album is called All Around Us and came out in 2015 on Jagjaguwar.
Official Website

Why I like it
These are incredibly calm and haunting songs with beautiful vocals. This is the first artist I picked via the KEXP live performances podcast and definitely a winner.

Staying Power
I am probably going to check out the latest album at some point and defintely will return to listening to the session.

Listen for yourselves!
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd3Kfqw15q8[/embedyt]