LA's 10 Best Female Indie Musicians Print
Written by Robert ID1536   
Tuesday, 14 June 2005 22:58

Dedicated to presenting the best of today's indie designers and musicians, Koshi, the girl-promoting brand, has partnered with California Sound Control to release "L.A. Woman: Song Book One", a compilation CD featuring Koshi's picks for the ten most promising female singer-songwriters in Los Angeles.

A happy alternative to the played-out corporate music domineering today's airwaves, "L.A. Woman: Song Book One" is intended to be every music-loving girl's soundtrack to summer and an indication of what's next in the world of rock. With most of the artists already getting their own song placements in TV and movies, radio air time, and gigs opening for the likes of Jewel, Gwen Stefani, The Black Eyed Peas, and Poe, "L.A. Woman: Song Book One" is well on it's way to predicting the future.

Here are the artists and songs that made the Koshi cut:

1. Libbie Schrader - "War On Science"

(Comparable to Fiona Apple, Paula Cole, Natalie Merchant)

2. Shannon Hurley - "Garden Path"

(Comparable to Blondie, Leona Naess, Aimee Mann)

3. The Aurora's - "Waiting"

(Comparable to The Cardigans, The Go Gos, The Bangles)

4. Allison Sattinger - "This Aint Living"

(Comparable to Alicia Keyes, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan)

5. Darcy Fray - "Murder in Bombay"

(Comparable to Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Lucious Jackson, Garbage)

6. Rachel Robinson - "My Dog and Me"

(Comparable to Carly Simon, Alana Davis, Shawn Colvin)

7. Beth Thornley - "Arrogance"

(Comparable to Sheryl Crowe, Michelle Branch, Cindy Lauper)

8. Che Zuro - "Tied Your Baby Down"

(Comparable to Chrissie Hynde, Concrete Blonde, Melissa Ethridge)

9. Leigh Silver - "Everything"

(Comparable to Veruca Salt, Belly, Gwen Stefani)

10. 7 Violet Way - "I Should''ve Known"

(Comparable to Evanescence, Tori Amos, Dido)

Available at, CD Baby, Amoeba (6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA), Aron's Records (1150 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA), Rockaway Records (2395 Glendale Blvd., Silverlake, CA)

Koshi is a lifestyle and entertainment brand for women, currently producing a line of panties, tees, and one of a kind illustrated handbags, as well as a series of compilation CDs featuring independent artists, with offering fashion, beauty products and music from over twenty-five female-based companies. For more information visit