indie folk // acoustic
Viola player Marla Hansen appears on Sufjan Stevens and My Brightest Diamond live performances, got to play with Jay-Z and Kanye West, is a member of the string quartet Osso, and occasionally still plays classical music too. Marla likes drinking tea and writing little songs for herself and her viola. One fine day she gathered some friends together, including Sufjan, Shara Worden and Sebastian Krueger of Inlets, and eventually recorded her debut EP Wedding Day, a collection of tranquil lullabies and meditative harmonies.
Quiet songs for quiet people.
Marla Hansen – Shuffle Your Feet
Marla Hansen – Wedding Day
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Shuffle your feet is a fantastic good-spirited and lively song. It really cheered me up as I was listening to it. Marla’s voice reminds me of a ‘happier Dido’, Wedding Day is a nice enough song, but it really lacks a bit of a punch. But it’s worthwhile to listen to her, purely for Shuffle Your Feet
I’m getting a little bit of a Regina Spektor vibe, and that is definitely not a bad thing. Quiet songs for quiet people, indeed.
too beautiful, thank you!!! (to you and her :) )
I agree with the shadows of Spektor, but the eccentricity of Regina isn’t here, which is certainly no indictment of Marla Hansen, she’s got something very nice here. This is the first album I’ve ever bought from Amazon MP3, but I didn’t even flinch, I just pulled the trigger. I can only hope she’s got more in the pipe, this EP won’t hold me over for too long.