Category: 3-facts

Jenny Hval: 'I'm a Gentle Person With a Filthy Mouth'

Norway’s Jenny Hval has been steadily building a career, first as Rockettothesky and more recently under her own name. But while she’s found success in Europe as a musician, novelist and sound artist, Hval remains a relative unknown in the United States — something the singer has set about changing with her first U.S. tour, which stops Thursday, Nov. 7,…

Josh Ritter on Storytelling, Fiction Writing and Autobiography

Although Josh Ritter has spent nearly 15 years telling stories in song, he’s never been particularly interested in telling his story. That changed on Ritter’s latest release, “The Beast in Its Tracks,” a collection of songs more autobiographical than any he had released before as the singer and songwriter works through a wrenching divorce, meeting someone new and falling in love…

Austrian-Ghanaian singer Anbuley talks about her musical and cultural influences

Electronic dance music these days has become largely synonymous with dubstep, glo-fi and DJs in mouse hats, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find artists mining unexpected influences. The Austrian singer Anbuley, for example, blends electronic sounds with the traditional music of her ancestral home, Ghana, on her recent EP “Oleee,” produced by Florian Richling (known as Tipanic). “It…