2016 earthings! Fantasy Festival, part two: the Cyclothymic stage

2016 earthings! Fantasy Festival: the White Noise stage

earthings! Fantasy FestivalWelcome to day two of the 2016 earthings! Fantasy Festival, a week of live performances that’s all just happening in our heads. Today, contributor Allene Allanigue flies in at the last minute with another all-female line-up, which happens to include a former First Lady and a way-too-obvious blog favorite. (Nobody prompted anybody.)

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“I use my pretty face to find my way to him.”

“Pretty Face” by Sóley | Another one of those slightly esoteric artists recommended by Rainy: Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley, who I find because of a conversation we had a couple of weeks ago about my favorite French-Canadian cutie Cœur de Pirate. Surprisingly she hasn’t heard of her, and when I pointed her towards “Golden Baby” – and she expressed a preference towards quirky “Ensemble” – she told me that she shared a vocal style with Sóley, who also plays the piano. Otherwise known as a member of the indie supergroup Seabear, she reminds me a bit of Feist (who’s also part of an indie supergroup). I disagree with the Beatrice connection, but I love how she’s subtle yet hooky at the same time. Or at least this song is. (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)