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KGRL's Top 10 Albums To Watch Out For In 2010

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Carina Round at Hotel Cafe, 6/3/09

With 2009 and New Year's Day now in our collective memories, Mysty at the female-focused local Internet radio station KGRL provides their list of Top 10 Albums To Watch Out For In 2010.

10. Emily And The Whispers (MySpace) - Habits:

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UK-based band Emily And The Whispers, who we got to know via one of our favorite Flower-Powered Artists (FPA) Miss Hazel Mills, is set to release their debut EP titled Habits in 2010. Emily And The Whispers is a 4-piece alternative acoustic band, spearheaded by the lovely Emily Grist. Habits was recorded at J + J Studios in Bristol (the same studio where our FPA feature with Hazel Mills was recorded in 2008) with Jim Barr (Portishead, Get The Blessing) and TJ Allen (Aesoteric, Hazel Mills) at the helm. I'm writing this entry hoping that when Emily And The Whispers' EP comes out it will not be with a whisper, but a bang.

9. Ash Koley (MySpace) - The Red EP / The Black EP / Untitled Full-Length Album:

One of the artists we fell in love with instantly in 2009 is Canadian singer-songwriter Ashley Koley. We watched their videos again and again over at their YouTube channel. Ashley partnered with producer-songwriter Phil Deschambault for this project. They recently signed up under Nettwerk and have since released both The White EP and The Blue EP. They are scheduled to release The Red EP and The Black EP in 2010 along with a promise of a full-length album in the same year!

8. Carina Round (MySpace):

Things You Should Know is a dark and intense EP that left us wanting much more of the same by singer-songwriter Carina Round. After severing ties with Interscope and serious delays with her last album Slow Motion Addict, Carina is off to a fresh start beginning with Things You Should Know. Going the indie route is probably the best move for singer-songwriters in this day and age, and we're glad this is the road Carina chose to travel. Carina is currently accepting donations (three benefit tiers depending on the amount of the donation) for funds toward the completion of the fourth full-length album. You can visit her website store to send in your donation. Here's to hoping that the new album will be in the same vein as the EP!
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The rest of the list after the jump.