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New Album from Domainer's Daughter Lana Del Ray (AKA
Lizzy Grant) Now Available on iTunes
October I told you about
the debut release (a 3-track EP called Kill Kill)
from recording artist Lizzy Grant, the daughter
of veteran domain investor Rob Grant who was the
2008 Cover Story. Today, Lizzy's first
full-length album Lana Del Ray (a moniker
that also serves as her stage name) went up for sale oniTunes
(just $9.99 for the 13-track album or 99 cents for any of
the individual songs).
Lizzy's immense talent I downloaded the album as soon as
it was released and am listening to it (for the second
time) as I write this. I can tell you with 100% honesty
that I love it.
some of you know, before I entered the domain business I
had my own record store in Tampa, Florida for over
12 years (before that I had been a radio DJ for four years
before moving on to TV). One of my favorite things during
the years I had the music
retail business was putting new albums on the store's
sound system that I knew would make people stop and
ask who is that!? If I still had the store today, I
can guarantee you that putting Lizzy's new record on would
stop people in their tracks. Her sound is that
unique, hypnotic and appealing.
records for 5 Points Records and she makes
frequent club appearances in New York City.
When the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference was in
New York inSeptember,
Lizzy popped in at the evening events to say hi to
her many friends in the domain industry.
She is a wonderful
young woman who has the complete package
needed to break through in the music business - a
unique sound, songs with inescapable hooks, an
engaging personality and a great look.
Post review said this about Lizzy: "Her
music videos have such a wonderfully nostalgic,
feel - From American flags and classic cars in the
video "Kill Kill" to Calico Hills,
Las Vegas, sparklers, Planet Hollywood
images of her as a
flower child and Marilyn (Monroe) in "Yayo"
- Even the way the videos are shot is retro - at
times you feel as if you're transported back to
1950s-1960s America." You can see Lizzy's
outstanding videos for yourself on her MySpace
page, where her profile has now been
viewed almost 100,000 times.
one of Lizzy's live shows Radio
Exile wrote: "Walking
into the crowded rock-lined basement was
like stepping onto the set of Mad
Men. Lizzy's entire set made me
feel as if I were in some smoky early
'60's lounge; her voice is from a
different era and her presence,
naturally coy and shy, gives off this
slightly plastic, slightly Warholian feel."
to her MySpace page you can follow Lizzy's
career and listen to selected tracks on
her personal website at LizzyGrant.com
(getting her name in .com shows her father
has taught her well!).
played songs on her MySpace page (both of
which are on the new album) are "Kill
Kill" and "Yayo." Other
personal favorites for me are "Gramma
(Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer
Me Up (Mississippi South)" and
"Smarty." They all have this
infectious beat that I'll be subconsciously
humming to myself for weeks to come.
If you like
to try before you buy, you can download
"Gramma" FREE today at Amazon.com.
If you like it as much as I think you
will, you can get the whole album there as
well as on iTunes.
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