Thursday, April 12, 2012


Marina and the DiamondsMarina and the Diamonds
Marina and the Diamonds
photos by picksysticks

Here's "Lies" one of the first songs off Marina and the Diamonds' new album Electra Heart which drops April 30th. She's already released a few singles off her new album including "Primadonna" and "Homewrecker" which you can download for free (for a limited) time on her website right HERE.

'Electra Heart', a stunningly ambitious, seamless, cohesive and confident sonic pulsar spinning between electro-pop euphoria and come-down melancholia. The songs, mostly recorded in L.A in 2011, were written on-the-road through America in 2010, teased into life on Marina's œ100 keyboard or sung into her lap-top in the back of her tour-bus bedroom, "watching the corn fields flying by and making sense of the message that American culture employs; that you can be anyone and do anything, go anywhere and lose yourself- start afresh and forget whatever the truth is". The song titles tell the story - from throbbing first single 'Primadonna' (set for release April 16th) to the robo-pop of 'Bubblegum Bitch' to the haughty spoken-word soliloquies of 'Homewrecker' - a fantasy roll-call of "fairly vengeful characters". --

Fronted by Marina Diamandis, Marina and the Diamonds' growing U.S. fan-base was apparent when she sold out her Los Angeles show at the Troubadour and later, crowded the stage at 2010's Lilith Fair in Irvine, California. Her critically acclaimed album The Family Jewels exploded onto Billboard's 'Top new Artist Albums' chart at #2 two years ago and had been certified gold in the United Kingdom.

Next month, Marina and the Diamonds begins her own headline tour and then in May, supports Coldplay. And Angelinos will be able to catch her when she performs at The Fonda on July 10th.

"I Am Not A Robot" is still one of my favorite songs that came out of her top 5 debut The Family Jewels. You can check it out below.