Thursday, March 22, 2007
Regina Spektor is starting to get pretty big. Maybe it's been coming for a while, and I'm just living in a void, but on my trip to Minneapolis, I swear I heard her song "Fidelity" almost every time I was in the car on one of the more "indie" radio stations. Which is not an entirely bad thing. I'm all for some new, good music getting airtime. I just hope that people are listening to her entire repertoire, and don't get sick of the one song, no matter how catchy it is. I can't exactly remember where I heard of her first, it was probably through Marin a while ago. So if you've already heard of her, already love her, then I apologize. Let me know that I'm waaaay behind on the times. But if not, check out her new stuff, but also give Soviet Kitsch a listen. It's a little less poppy, but I like it a little more. Her music is mainly piano-driven, with some occasional different instruments sprinkled in here and there. She can control her voice incredibly well, which can add a lot of depth to her songs. Her latest album definitely seems more easily-accessible, so it makes sense that people are just starting to catch on to her. So start there, and then work your way back. You'll be glad you did.