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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. A year later, she returned with Serious Love, a four-song EP co-written and produced with former Hot Chelle Rae member Ian Keaggy. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Move You (SSSPII)
  3.   Whatever You Like
  4.   Spirit School
  5.   Afterparty at Jimmy's
  6.   All the Same to Me
  7.   Vertigo
  8.   Satellite Heart
  9.   Notice Me
  10.   Not a Through Street
  11.   Flinty
  12.   Nothing to Go On
  13.   Body Knows Best
  14.   Busrider
  15.   Two Left Feet
  16.   Cowboy
  17.   Heart Stops
  18.   Hot Button
  19.   Drop Dead Blues
  20.   Miss Halfway
  21.   Believe Me I Believe
  22.   Whatsit
  23.   Felony Flats
  24.   High on the Ceiling
  25.   Speakeasy
  26.   Waters of March (Águas de Março)
  27.   Lullaby for a Realist
  28.   Cut It Out
  29.   You Are Invisible

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