I’m so super stupid stoked about Meiko re-releasing her debut album to the masses that I just couldn’t wait to share about it. It hit iTunes today and can be found in stores on September 9th. I’ve mentioned her a handful of times and never really devoted a full post to her music and shame on me for that because she’s seriously one of my favorite female artists of the moment and has been for a while now. While I’m usually not fond of artists re-packaging and re-releasing music to the masses, I’m secretly glad she’s put the album out there again so I can make her a contender for my favorite album of ’08 list in December.
The young Georgia peach has partnered with Myspace/DCG (Geffen) records to form her own independent label, Lucky Ear Music and now EVERYONE’S ears will be luckier for it. The album is basically the same as the original release with a few exceptions and an extra track, “Boys with Girlfriends”, my new favorite. Her sound to me is the perfect blend of pop, jazz and acoustic goodness and I love every single thing about it and lyrically she gets me in the soft spot.
A rising star, Meiko is definitely one to watch and it appears that people are finally taking notice. “Piano Song” was featured on the Penelope soundtrack (which also features another one of my very favorite gals, Schuyler Fisk) and has an upcoming appearance on Conan O’Brien to promote her album on September 11th. I also stumbled upon this fun little interview today as well. If you get a chance, catch her live when she hits the road for a string of small venue dates starting tomorrow. Here are some of my favorite tracks from the re-released version of her self titled debut. Buy a hard copy in a few weeks or download it today but either way, GET IT and make it one of your favorite albums of ’08 too. Enjoy!
Meiko - "Said and Done"
Meiko - "Heard It All Before"
Meiko - "Sleep"
And now for my two VERY, VERY favorite songs...
Meiko - "Piano Song"
Meiko - "Boys with Girlfriends"
And for fun because I found it on YouTube and I like how stripped down and simple this version is…
Meiko – “Under My Bed”