More like This is Frickin Great. The debut full length album from Vancouver singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas is a stunning collection of songs, showcasing a vast array of styles. To say this album is eclectic is the understatement of the decade. According to her myspace page, she is classified as indie/pop/alternative. These descriptions are definitely valid, but they only are only the tip of the iceberg.
Georgas has quirky indie pop/rock songs like "Bang Bang You're Dead," (which is the free iTunes download of the week) mixed with acoustic folk/pop songs like "Lovesick." She even throws the jazz-induced "Something For You" in for good measure. However, the most extreme switching of gears occurs when the electro pop/new wave "Dancefloor" is followed by the "The Deep End," which features the banjo as its main instrument.
Georgas, who happens to be on the cover of this month's Exclaim magazine, reminds me of what would happen if you made a musical Frankenstein monster out of Beth Orton, Goldfrapp and Sarah Slean. And for only $6.99 on iTunes. A helluva deal I say!
You can check out her video for "Thick Skin" (which shows lots of um... skin) below.
You can also see her in action at O'Hanlon's May 13.