Mon Laferte (My New Obsession)

My new musical obsession is Chilean singer Mon Laferte. Her exquisite voice and music is like the perfect union of Rebekah del Rio and Imelda May. Plus she looks like Betty Page. I kinda want to be her. My favorite tracks are “Tormento” and “Si TĂș Me Quisieras.”

Mon Laferte Official Site

Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley: New Album “Sketches for the Musical JIB”

Read all about it at Amanda’s website and hear/buy it at Bandcamp.

As old Muruch readers know well, I’ve been a fan of The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer, and Jason Webley for over a decade. This album, particularly tracks “The Box,” “The Wolf,” and “The Fear Song,” shows how greatly they’ve grown as singer-songwriters over the years and especially in what I’m starting to think of as Amanda’s post-Machete era – Machete, the Bowie & Prince tributes, the Dolls reunion concert, and now this album. She’s no longer the former Dresden Dolls frontwoman or the controversial social media star, she’s Amanda Palmer, one of the most accomplished, talented singer-songwriters of my generation.