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Vocalist Esthero was born Jen-Bea Englishman on December 23, 1978, in Ontario, Canada. She moved to Toronto in 1996, and quickly became a fixture at the city's open mikes. There she met Doc (real name: Martin McKinney), an engineer and producer, and the two began working on a demo featuring his programming and her vocals. Sony eventually took interest, and suddenly Esthero went from a fledgling idea to a duo with Esthero's name as their own and a record, Breath from Another, issued in spring 1998 on the label's Work imprint. Breath's mix of beats, lush vocals, and fractured bits of programmed samples caught on perfectly with the trip-hop trend of the time, and Esthero had success with singles like Heaven Sent and the hip-hop-flavored title track. However, it would take nearly seven years for a follow-up to appear. In the interim Esthero parted ways with Doc and struck out on her own, contributing vocals to projects like Black Eyed Peas' "Weekends" (2000). Signing with Reprise, she began work on new material, and returned officially in summer 2004 with the club single O.G. Bitch. Esthero followed the single in November of that year with We R in Need of a Musical Revolution, an EP that found her collaborating with Sean Lennon, Cee-Lo, and producer James Robertson (Skye Sweetnam) on a 21st century version of Breath's assemblage sound. The EP set up a full-length entitled Wikked Lil' Girls, which was slated for release in early 2005. ~ Johnny Loftus
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  1.   Song
  2.   Superheroes
  3.   I Drive Alone
  4.   Wikked Lil' Grrrls
  5.   Heaven Sent
  6.   Crash
  7.   This Lull-A-Bye
  8.   We R in Need of a Musical Revolution
  9.   Indigo Boy
  10.   Lounge
  11.   Swallow Me
  12.   Anywayz
  13.   Everything is Expensive (The Kids Are Not Alright)
  14.   Francis
  15.   How Do I Get You Alone?
  16.   Go
  17.   Supernatural
  18.   You Don't Get a Song
  19.   Gracefully
  20.   Black Mermaid
  21.   Never Gonna Let You Go
  22.   Fastlane
  23.   Fastlane featuring Jeleestone
  24.   Melancholy Melody
  25.   Beautiful Lie
  26.   Bad Boy Clyde
  27.   Thank Heaven 4 You
  28.   Blanket Me in You (Never Is So Soon)
  29.   Dragonfly's Intro
  30.   I Love You
  31.   Amber & Tiger's Eye
  32.   Gone
  33.   O.G. Bitch
  34.   Everyday Is a Holiday (With You)
  35.   Half a World Away
  36.   Flipher Overture
  37.   Country Livin' (The World I Know)
  38.   Breath From Another
  39.   Brave Bear Woman
  40.   Dragonfly's Outro
  41.   My Torture
  42.   My Honeybrown
  43.   Junglebook
  44.   That Girl
  45.   If Tha Mood

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