i'd heard of her but havent actually heard her stuff until recently. If female singer/songwriters arent your thing then she might grate on you a bit I guess.I heard she dated Julian Casablancas of the Strokes before he married someone else.
When she was 9, she moved with her family to the Bronx.
Her parents couldn't afford a piano, let alone lessons, but professors at the Manhattan School of Music were so taken by Spektor's talent that they taught her for free.
Her father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and amateur violinist.
Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Soviet college of music and teaches at a public elementary school in Mount Vernon, New York.
Any fans out there who can explain why she is coming? I've seen some strange videos, but that was just creepy.
Any fans out there who can explain why she is coming? I think if you like Imogen Heap, Frou Frou, Joanna Newsom and stuff like that then you'll be into her.It's a vocal schizophrenia that's alive on many of Kitsch's tracks, whether it's Spektor ranting like a bratty 8-year-old on "Your Honor" or sounding downright world-weary on the album's closer, "Somedays." "I come up with a lot of characters, I create little worlds. "But my songs are always an extreme version of myself. I saw her video on MTV, and instantly gave me a headace.If the name Regina Spektor sounds vaguely familiar, maybe it's because you caught her opening for the Strokes during the first leg of their Room on Fire tour last year.Or perhaps you heard her swapping verses with Strokes singer Julian Casablancas on "Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men," the B-side to the group's "Reptilia" single.And while she spent 2003 touring and being courted by labels, the record spent the year gathering dust. "I'd make copies and sell them at shows, just to get it out in some form.