BitchTapes: Voice Lessons

I had the privilege of writing about Inuk throat singer/revolutionary Tanya Tagaq’s new record for NPR Music this week, and have been thinking a lot about voices that break molds of one kind or another. What makes a voice memorable? What makes a voice “inimitable”? This week’s mix is dedicated to, and made up of, singers that expand our horizons, challenge expectations, and change the way we listen.

Voice Lessons from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.


1. Aorta - Tanya Tagaq

2. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

3. Hold On - Alabama Shakes

4. Army of Me - Björk

5. I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone

6. Something On Your Mind - Karen Dalton

7. Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun - Gaelynn Lea

8. You Don’t Know What Love Is - Diamond Galas

9. Que Lindos Ojos - Yma Sumac

10. On A Good Day - Joanna Newsom

11. Waitress - Hop Along

12. Dance Off - Wheelchair Sports Camp

13. F.U.N.K - Betty Davis

14. On the Regular - Shamir

15. I Don’t Love You Anymore - Anohni

by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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