Your Weekly Women to Listen To: Ciara, Tanya Davis, Mia Dyson and more

She Keeps Bees

File Under: Simple lo-fi Southern rock, indie girl/boy band with no bass but enough soul to keep things awesome.
From: Washington D.C.
For Fans Of: Heartless Bastards, gloves with the tops of the fingers cut off, Holly Miranda, The White Stripes, Cat Power’s You Are Free album
Bonus: Grab a copy of their live performance at NYC’s Rock Shop.


File Under: Sexy hip pop to move your hips to and put a smile on your face
From: Hotlanta
For Fans Of: Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, high heels, hard bodies, Beyonce, stocking caps.
Bonus: She blessed us all with her video for "Like A Boy."

Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea

File Under: Singer-songwriter with a soft and gentle voice that envelopes you like a cardigan.
From: Melbourne
For Fans Of: Fiona Apple’s slower songs, Laura Marling, rainy lazy Sunday afternoons on the couch with a good book
Bonus: (Hat tip to Brooke for the suggestion!) Here is a free download of her song, “Hidden Hands."

Brigitte Aphrodite

File Under: Alterna-art grime that is a bit of an acquired taste but she’s got a great sense of humor.
From: UK
For Fans Of: Lily Allen, The Streets, French & Saunders, Flight of the Concords, silly bandz
Bonus: AE reader Tea&Toast gave us this great recommendation.

Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers

File Under: Upbeat rockabilly with emphasis on the rock and a nod to klezmer
From: Brooklyn
For Fans Of: Gang Gang Dance, Thao, Nico Vega, Tom’s of Maine natural cleaners, The Runaways, road bikes, jorts.
Bonus: Download her raucously fun jam, "Beating St. Louis."

Tanya Davis

File Under: Sleepy singer-songwriter with who crafts some great poetry.
From: Nova Scotia (and you can hear her cute little Canadian accent when she sings)
For Fans Of: Julie Doiron, Forest City Lovers, spending hours at cafes, needlepoint, tabby cats, French films
Bonus: She plays for our team! Also, hat tip to AE reader Music Loves Me for the introduction.

That’s all for this week! Feel free to PM me with your suggestions! Also, if you’re looking to train for a 5k or 10k running race, you can check out my podcasts (they’re free).