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Anya Marina

With the release of her 2005 debut, Anya Marina reinvented herself as a modern-day Renaissance woman: actress, comic, disc jockey, and quirky songwriter. Marina was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a town she eventually left in order to pursue acting in California. After appearing in the film 100 Girls (a role that required her to shave her eyebrows), she replaced her film aspirations with radio. She decamped to San Diego to work as a DJ for 92.5 FM, and the increased presence of music in her everyday life helped fuel her own songs. Before long, Marina had created a buzz in San Diego as a songwriter. Miss Halfway, her debut album, cemented her status as a promising local musician, and a spot on the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack helped spread her music to a wider audience. Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for Grey's Anatomy, also signed Marina to Chop Shop Records, which prompted Marina to leave her DJ gig and focus on her own music full-time. The sophomore album Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II arrived in early 2009, following Marina's inclusion in the all-female leg of the Hotel Café Tour. The self-produced Spirit School EP appeared in 2010 and was followed by her third studio LP, Felony Flats, in 2012. Enlisting Leo Sidran, Gary Philips, Eric Hutchinson, and Death Cab for Cutie's Dave Depper to produce, 2016's Paper Plane was a capricious collection of love songs featuring several tunes co-written with Hutchinson. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Anya Marina

    '00s Indie

    '00s Indie
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Albums by
Anya Marina

Top Songs by
Anya Marina

  1.   Song
  2.   Move You (SSSPII)
  3.   Vertigo
  4.   All the Same to Me
  5.   Afterparty at Jimmy's
  6.   Spirit School
  7.   Whatever You Like
  8.   Satellite Heart
  9.   Miss Halfway
  10.   Drop Dead Blues
  11.   Speakeasy
  12.   Lullaby for a Realist
  13.   Cowboy
  14.   Busrider
  15.   Waters of March (Águas de Março)
  16.   Two Left Feet
  17.   Cut It Out
  18.   Flinty
  19.   Heart Stops
  20.   High on the Ceiling
  21.   Felony Flats
  22.   Whatsit
  23.   Believe Me I Believe
  24.   Notice Me
  25.   Body Knows Best
  26.   You Are Invisible
  27.   Not a Through Street
  28.   Hot Button
  29.   Nothing to Go On

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