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Allow your mind to wander to fantastical and futuristic vistas, with Laura Veirs, Sharon Van Etten and Mikky Ekko

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As I sit enjoying the otherworldly, blissful electronic beats of School Of Seven Bells latest album, ‘Ghostory‘, I’m reminded of the many great tracks featured in Sarah Michelle Gellar’s hit U.S tv series , Ringer. The high-gloss, high-drama thriller introduced me to the wonder that is ‘Lafaye’ and the rest of the nine-track record is just as impressive. I don’t think that I’ll be taking this out of my car for quite some time. I wholeheartedly recommend this album for lazy days in the sunshine, on the beach, at the office…anywhere that allows your mind to wander to fantastical and futuristic vistas.

 

Laura Veirs is a folk singer-songwriter from Colorado, who has released eight studio albums during her career to date. Little Deschutes’ appears on her seventh album, entitled ‘July Flame’ (January 12th, 2010). Widely considered by critics to be her finest work, the record is filled with tracks which evoke images of rose-tinted, dreamy landscapes; little wonder that the track was chosen to provide the backdrop to the inner turmoil that Bridget (Gellar) was suffering, wishing she could be elsewhere, anywhere but her present, impossible situation. This track is featured in Season 1, Episode 2, “She’s Ruining Everything.”

 

Mikky Ekko is something of a musical and creative jack-of-all-trades. Hailing from Nashville, Ekko is known for his captivating stage presence and lyrical intensity and has been compared to such artists as Freddie Mercury and Jim Morrison. Ekko has released two EPs to date, ‘Strange Fruit’ and ‘REDS’ and is currently working on his third.  ‘Who Are You, Really?’ was also featured in Season 1, Episode 2 of Ringer.

 

Sharon Van Etten is a folk/indie-rock singer-songwriter from New Jersey.  ‘Serpents’ is a track which is featured on her third studio album, ‘Tramp’ which was released in February, 2012. This track features in the closing credits of Season 1, Episode 16, “You’re Way Too Pretty to Go to Jail.” Van Etten’s work has been described as highly personal and introspective; laying her thoughts and fears on the table without being overtly candid or confident. I think this track was the perfect choice to accompany the closing scenes of Episode 16, with Bridget’s confusion and fear after observing Tyler’s fate being explicity clear to viewers, yet still remaining calm and collected to her apparent nearest and dearest.

I look forward to more of the same great artists and tracks…should the series be renewed!

www.lauraveirs.com / www.mikkyekko.com / www.sharonvanetten.com

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂

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Written by shelleyhanveywriter

March 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

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