Monday, July 27, 2009

newmusicmonday #2:: Lindi Ortega



Lindi Ortega is on Feist's label, Cherry Tree Records and CBC Radio 3 has featured her "Dying of Another Broken Heart." A video of a live performance is here. A Toronto area native raised in a town near a nuclear power plant {Pickering? Darlington?}, Lindi is currently on tour with Kevin Costner. Last week on her MySpace blog, she was quite relieved to find out that Kevin's allowing his film and musical spheres to overlap::

"So I did a little bit of youtubing today, and I saw some videos of Kevin Costner playing The Opry! I was happy to see that he fondly references his movie career and won’t be going all Billy Bob Thorton on my ass if I should happen to say something about how much I loved him in ‘Dances with Wolves’. I must admit though.. I got a really good chuckle out of the Billy Bob Thorton interview."

I've only heard a few of Lindi's tracks, which I would categorize as "blue state folksy pop." A tad evocative of Jolie Holland, I'm looking forward to hearing more of her stuff in the future. Eyeweekly gave a positive review of her EP, "The Drifter", albeit sparse on details. A forthcoming album is due this fall. I've always been a sucker for a few Buddy Holly songs and liked her cover of "Everyday," as there's nothing like a good 1-2 minute pop or punk song in my book.

Twitterversion:: #TorontoIndie artist Lindi Ortega est.niche in bluestatefolk genre. Strong vox, engagng arrngmnts,&dk lyrics.http://url.ie/24jh #musicmonday @Prof_K
Image:: YenC on Flickr
Song:: Everyday - Buddy Holly

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