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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

I Hear Music, Part 1

I’ve mentioned the artist Casey Daniel to a few people recently, and always in the context of how much she reminds me of Regina Spektor. Like, a lot. Like so much it makes me uncomfortable...
I feel a bit like my 8th grade teacher going over the requirements for a paper, “Cite your sources, blah, blah, this cardigan looks terrible on me doesn’t it, blah…and no plagiarizing!”

I can’t say whether or not she has consciously adopted Regina’s sounds, or whether she came to it on her own. Art is funny that way and I believe it’s possible for two similar aesthetics to pop up simultaneously but independently. They both performed around the same time, though, and Spektor was at it a little earlier. I think it’s most noticeable when she was singing on her own, as opposed to with White Hinterland, which is her current project.

I don’t know why this bothers me so much, but it does. I’m not on a witch hunt here, I just promised I’d share the track I'd been talking about, so here it is:

Casey Daniel – Better in Manhattan
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