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Exclusive Album Premiere | Annie Stela – Whiplash Blues

Today, we’re proud to premiere Annie Stela’s new album, Whiplash Blues, which will officially be released via iTunes on May 20th. Albums like Whiplash Blues are the reasons we still do what we do at SiC, so we can’t thank Annie enough for this opportunity to bring you these songs a few days before you can purchase them. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Annie Stela – Liar

Photo by Mark Philip Well my coffee’s coolin’ down And there ain’t no one else around I find pure joy in calling out liars when there is sufficient evidence to do so. And the look on Annie Stela’s face in her new video for, you guessed it, “Liar,” suggests she does, too. The budget for … Read more

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Listen | Annie Stela – Lucky

Thank you, Annie Stela, for writing music that is true, and for allowing my mind to wander back in time. Winter is over, and the nights will soon be longer for songs like “Lucky” to be with us when we take that last drink of the night, or throw that last log into the fire. … Read more

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10 to Spin | Annie Stela

Photo by Rachel Demsick Annie Stela’s songs have made me cry once or twice. In the enormous stash of sad songs that is my iPod, Annie’s “Breathe Through” and “Swallowed Snakes” hold top spots on the cry-o-meter (if she’s reading this, I’m sure she’s laughing her ass off right now). In fact, I’m surprised I … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Annie Stela – My Kinda Lover

Photo credit: Rachel Demsick Last October, as part of her house concert tour across the U.S., singer-songwriter Annie Stela set up and played her songs in my living room. Her performance still often lingers in my mind; I remember her effortlessly playing songs like “Breathe Through,” “Heart,” and “Clean It Up,” undoubtedly making a true … Read more

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Living Room Concert | Annie Stela

Photo Credit: Mark Philip Yeah, that is a picture of Annie Stela playing in my living room. I’m still at a loss for words at how I go about explaining what went down Saturday evening. Let me try. Although I’ve only been listening to Stela’s music for a little over a year, her songs have … Read more

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Annie Stela (The Interview)

Photo credit: Pamela Littky With the release of two EPs in 2009, Hard City and Little House, last year was a big year for L.A. singer-songwriter Annie Stela. I had heard about Stela’s music from a friend, who, after hearing “Heart,” simply told me, “This girl’s got the goods.” Well, my friend was right – … Read more