June 26 2009
Yesterday, during Marcus Doucette’s show sultry singer/songwriter Anya Marina. Anya is based in San Diego and had some of her music featured in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Gossip Girl. Anya also use to be radio DJ for Y107 in Los Angeles and San Diego’s 94.9FM.
It was in San Diego that Anya played her first open mic night and began to write her own songs. She quickly developed a live stage act using what she learned as an actress, comic and impressionist. Her recorded debut was a five-song EP called Exercises in Racketeering, which eventually led to a full-length album, Miss Halfway, which was released in early 2005. Anya subsequently opened for such artists as Jason Mraz and Rhett Miller. She was named one of the “Best Unsigned” acts by San Diego CityBeat.
On January 20, 2009 Anya released her second album, Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II. The album which was produced by Brian Karscig from Louis XIV and Britt Daniel from Spoon features a tightly honed collection of winking pop gems and slyly sexy rock and roll that showcases Anya’s deft melodic sensibility and wryly humorous lyrical point of view. (source: Wikipedia)
She recently has recorded a cover of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like’ and will be release sometime in July. Check out the interview and performance with Anya Marina below.