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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.   I Drive Alone
  3.   Superheroes
  4.   Half a World Away
  5.   Everything is Expensive (The Kids Are Not Alright)
  6.   How Do I Get You Alone?
  7.   Go
  8.   Fastlane
  9.   My Torture
  10.   Wikked Lil' Grrrls
  11.   Amber & Tiger's Eye
  12.   This Lull-A-Bye
  13.   Gone
  14.   Indigo Boy
  15.   Lounge
  16.   Francis
  17.   Supernatural
  18.   You Don't Get a Song
  19.   Gracefully
  20.   Black Mermaid
  21.   Crash
  22.   Never Gonna Let You Go
  23.   Brave Bear Woman
  24.   Dragonfly's Outro
  25.   Fastlane featuring Jeleestone
  26.   Melancholy Melody
  27.   Beautiful Lie
  28.   If Tha Mood
  29.   Thank Heaven 4 You
  30.   Blanket Me in You (Never Is So Soon)
  31.   I Love You
  32.   O.G. Bitch
  33.   Everyday Is a Holiday (With You)
  34.   Swallow Me
  35.   Bad Boy Clyde
  36.   Anywayz
  37.   Country Livin' (The World I Know)
  38.   Junglebook
  39.   Heaven Sent
  40.   That Girl
  41.   My Honeybrown
  42.   Dragonfly's Intro
  43.   We R in Need of a Musical Revolution
  44.   Breath From Another
  45.   Flipher Overture

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