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4.2 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

One of the current greats...

.Becker

I had the pleasure of seeing Anya Marina perform much of her new album at Joe's Pub in NYC. She is legitimately one of the gems of this generation. Her music is completely her own. She is eclectic and has the freedom to relay the messages she wants through her own music. Uninhibited by her record label. It's rare to have an artist that isn't afraid to delve into many different genre's of music within their album collection, let alone within one album. Perhaps because of this she doesn't get the notice she deserves, but it doesn't seem to deter her. She is true to everything she wants to do.

Favorites: Speakeasy, Notice Me, Body Knows Best, You Are Invisible

Do yourself a favor and buy this. Even more of a favor? See her live. Amazing.

Go-to album.

Ashleyballet

Felony Flats has been my go-to album! The album is heartfelt, and Anya has never sounded better!! Wonderful.

About Anya Marina

With the release of her 2005 debut, Anya Marina reinvented herself as a modern-day Renaissance woman: actress, comic, disc jockey, and quirky songwriter. Marina was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a town she eventually left in order to pursue acting in California. After appearing in the film 100 Girls (a role that required her to shave her eyebrows), she replaced her film aspirations with radio. She decamped to San Diego to work as a DJ for 92.5 FM, and the increased presence of music in her everyday life helped fuel her own songs.

Before long, Marina had created a buzz in San Diego as a songwriter. Miss Halfway, her debut album, cemented her status as a promising local musician, and a spot on the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack helped spread her music to a wider audience. Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for Grey's Anatomy, also signed Marina to Chop Shop Records, which prompted Marina to leave her DJ gig and focus on her own music full-time. The sophomore album Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II arrived in early 2009, following Marina's inclusion in the all-female leg of the Hotel Café Tour. The self-produced Spirit School EP appeared in 2010 and was followed by her third studio LP, Felony Flats, in 2012. Enlisting Leo Sidran, Gary Philips, Eric Hutchinson, and Death Cab for Cutie's Dave Depper to produce, 2016's Paper Plane was a capricious collection of love songs featuring several tunes co-written with Hutchinson. A year later, she returned with Serious Love, a four-song EP co-written and produced with former Hot Chelle Rae member Ian Keaggy. ~ Andrew Leahey

HOMETOWN
Ann Arbor, MI
BORN
September 23, 1976

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