Thursday, January 26, 2006

2006-01-26 BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour

Interview and live in-studio session ahead of Regina's show at the Manchester Academy 3; previously available to stream from BBC Radio 4 
Real Audio (segment begins at 18:39)

Love Affair

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

To suffer greatly from the indignity of working for a living

Scanning the racks again, the January 21st issue of NME crowns "Us" as Track of the Week--a given, really, considering that it...
...surely must be the indie love song of the millennium...The way in which she manages to make the hiccoughed glottal stop in the word "contagious" sound like a mini-explosion of emotion is almost worth the asking price alone.
The first single off Soviet Kitsch is now of course drafted back into service as the second single off Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories; the review even notes that the song is "about to blow out the candles on its second birthday cake" (not to be a gossip, but she's actually twice that didn't hear it from me).

Anyway, Mary Ann... is out now on CD, as you probably already know, and the single is out next month, but you can pre-order your vinyl 7" from the men of Transgressive Records right now--apparently with artwork this time, and I must say that, even reduced to 1" square in the pulpy tabloid pages of the New Musical Express, it sure look purrty.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Mary Ann meets the Gravediggers and other short stories by regina spektor

Love Affair
Poor Little Rich Boy
Sailor Song
Mary Ann
Consequence of Sounds
Daniel Cowman
Pavlov’s Daughter
Chemo Limo
This compilation of tracks from 11:11, Songs, and Soviet Kitsch was released in the UK on CD by Transgressive Records in January 2006, accompanied by a re-branded version of the same DVD included in the Sire release of Soviet Kitsch. This release is particularly notable for its evocative artwork by Julie Morstad.

4-track promo CD

Sunday, January 08, 2006