I think I’ve got a new crush listening to From The Outskirts by Kori Pop!

Hi Kiddos!

Miss me yesterday? OF COURSE NOT!!! Why? Because you had the ever-awesome always-fantasmo Ms. Ari & Peanut here to hit you with some aural delight!

Ah, speaking of Ari, did you know that she now has a radio show, like a genuine real radio show that airs on Friday at 4pm PST? How bad ass is that. It even streams on the intertubals! I was able to catch it a couple times and honestly, it’s pretty sweet.

So…. on Friday, whether your chillin’ at home in the evening before going out and shit over on the East coast, or about to head home on the commute out on the west side, check in & check her out!

Speaking of awesome women…. oh my, I’ve got a treat for you folks today as Ms. Kori Pop was sweet enough to send me a copy of her debut gem from rural Ontario called From The Outskirts!!!

Mathamatically, it was impossible for me not to like this. Sugar-coated singer-songer pop from Ontario AND led by a, if I may be so bold, beautiful woman with an amazingly perfect voice for her sound?

Check. Done.

Then, add in the email she sent out:

My name is Kori Pop (as it appears on my birth certificate…just a side note).

Not long ago I released my first record From The Outskirts. The album was made in a barn located in rural Ontario, not far from my house. I would love if you could spare a little time to give the album a few listens.

And the album? I keep over-using the word “sweet” but it’s hard not too with that voice. But, to leave it at that would be misleading and unfair to Pop as the album definitely branches away from a sound that would be almost too fitting for a kindle ad…

Songs like “Shooken Up” are almost dripping in blues & swagger, plus there’s tons of the Ontario roots rock flavour sprinkled here and there (see: “Crack My Eyes”). Or, the coffee-house “Wonder Full” –Mmm… coffee — with, what I swear, is bits of Peter Gabriel in the backing vocal??? Oh my, indeed!

All I know is, if Kori Pop and Emma-Lee (also from Ontario) were to put together a duet, I might just explode! What can I do to make this happen????

Well.. Until then, enjoy!

1. Nowhere Near My Heart

2. Northern Belle
3. Billie
4. Shooken Up
5. Crack My Eyes
6. Gray
7. Flow and Flow
8. Wonder Full
9. Beach Ballad
10. Astrocops
11. Queen

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6 comments for “I think I’ve got a new crush listening to From The Outskirts by Kori Pop!

  1. margaret
    October 14, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    This is just freakin’ adorable. Nowhere Near My Heart is perfect autumn girly singer-songwriter material; stuff to drink cider to, if I may.

  2. October 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Nowhere Near My Heart – goin to the top! Watch out, Feist! You’re about to get tackled by a beautiful cannuck barn woman!

  3. Celia Taylor
    October 16, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    This young artist has a lot of talent and I sure hope to hear many more songs by her. Keep bringing the great music Kori :-)

  4. Abby McLaughlin
    October 17, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    I LOVE THIS ALBUM! I too cannot get enough of this CD. I Love Kori’s sound she reminds me of a female version Of Dallas Green.. :) My FAVORITE SONG IS “QUEEN” KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!! xoxo

  5. Abby McLaughlin
    October 17, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    OH and I cannot wait to hear what Kori has in store for us on her next album :)

  6. Chris
    November 14, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    The icing on the cake is that Kori is an amazingly beautiful person as well.

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