Feist vs M.I.A.
Name: Leslie Feist
AKA: Feist
Country: Canada
Sounds like: Norah Jones, kind of... Dido, kind of...
Associated with: Placebo (not the British Placebo, but the Calgary punk Placebo), Peaches, Broken Social Scene, By Divine Right, Kings of Convenience, iTunes commercial
Achievements: Juno Award winner, 2008 Grammy nominations (Best Female Pop Vocal, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album -- The Reminder, Best Short Form Music Video -- "1234"), SPIN's Breakout Artist of the Year, Blender's Breakout Artist of the Year
Fun Fact: performed as one of 1000 dancers in the opening ceremonies of the 1998 Calgary Winter Olympics
Website: www.listentofeist.com
Songs to download: "1234," "My Moon, My Man"

Video for "1234"

Name: Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam
: London, England
Sounds like: a better, hipper Lady Sovereign
Associated with: Peaches... kind of, not really
Achievements: Rolling Stone's and Blender's Album of the Year (Kala), Mixmag's Album of the Month (Kala), USA Today's 100 Most Interesting People of 2007 (ranked 21st), nominated for 2005 Mercury Prize (Arular)
Fun Fact: can now be found in designer Marc Jacob's latest ad campaign
Website: www.miauk.com
Songs to download: "Paper Planes," "Bucky Done Gun," "Boyz"

Video for "Paper Planes"
Blogger Walter said...
Keep up the great work on the blog! I love the concept of a blog that supports discovering new music and artists.