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Customer Reviews

Totally worth it.

This album is a becon of hope for indie fans around the globe!!!! It reminds me of Regina Spektor but w/ a unique twist. Buy it. It's worth your money.

Great! Great! Great!

Reminds me a bit of Kate Bush. Intellegent songwriting from a new face on the scene. Check out "Ten Degrees/ To The North" and "Rock N' Roll Blonde".

Great Album!!

Astrid Swan is from Finland. She writes songs, sings, and plays instruments. It may be easiest to describe the ever-evolving, intriguing Astrid by what she is not. She is decidedly not heavy-metal. There. And though she has enjoyed rabidly favorable responses playing shows with indie songsters Jose Gonzalez, Mew, Loney Dear, Jamie Cullum, and Lou Barlow, among others, none of these artists look or sound like Astrid. We can say Poverina is the title of her debut album, and, so far, many people who have heard it love it; and, soon, you may listen and love it as well when Minty Fresh Records releases Poverina this spring, 2007.


Born: 1982 in Helsinki, Finland

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s

A dramatic songwriter and performer similar to artists like Regina Spektor and Rufus Wainwright, Astrid Swan made ripples in the blogosphere when she emerged on the Minty Fresh label in the early 2000s. Born in Finland, Swan showed a good deal of musical talent at a young age; she began playing the piano at age six and started her first band, Fluff, when she was 15. Her interest in the English language bloomed early as well; Swan spent a year living in Ann Arbor, MI, when she was 17, where she played...
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