Anya Marina

Anya Marina

"I get weird songs in my head and putting pen to paper is kind of like a diuretic," Anya Marina says about why she writes songs. "If I didn’t get them out, they would probably make my mind feel very bloated. And no girl likes to be bloated."

Perhaps that’s why Marina’s new album, Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II, feels like a skillful embodiment of that old storyteller’s adage "less is more." The album is a tightly honed collection of winking pop gems and slyly sexy rock and roll that showcases this newcomer’s deft melodic sensibility and... more