I don't know about where you are, but it sure is cold here in Wisconsin, USA!  Although the weather gave us a little break mid-January, and melted away a little of our snow, it was right back down into the deep freeze as we close out the month.

Here in the studio though, things were nice and toasty warm as I prepared many new songs for the playlist.  Once again, a blend of indie artists and major label artists away you during the New Music spots every :40 past the hour.

And just to clear on the "New Music" thing, I wanted to point out that new music doesn't necessarily mean "just released."  Often it simply means new to Girls Rock Radio.  A good example is Voice of the Beehive, and their song "Playing House," a song that was actually written in the mid-90s.  With a lyric like, "this is the game called playing house; we're all screaming; no one's getting out," how could you possibly go wrong? You'll know it when you hear it!

Elastica is another good example of old becomes new again, with a song I'm sure you'll remember -- "Connection."  And, Alison Moyet takes us all the way back to the 80s with "Invisible."

Other major label bands added to the playlist this month include I Nine with their amazing song from 2007, "Seven Days of Lonely."  Correatown hits the playlist this month after I heard their song, "Play," on the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack in a recent episode.  They've got kind of a retro-surf sound blended with contemporary alternative.  Think you like it!  No Angels is an English-lyrics band from Germany.  Listen for their rather haunting song, "Misguided Heart."  And Martina McBride that's a little touch of Country to the new music lineup this month with, "Wrong Baby Wrong."

On the indie music scene, listen for Frozen Feet with their as of yet unreleased song "Thoughts of You" from the upcoming release, "Sweet Time."  It's got a very cool alternative edge along with that unmistakable Frozen Feet guitar groove.

Spinn is looking for "One Good Reason"and by the sounds of it, they'd be better off not getting one!  Strong lyrics, and empowering song.

Hey You doesn't think this is "Working Out," but that's just a matter of opinion.  It's working out for us here at Girls Rock Radio, and working so well they've got a major motion picture deal in the works for their music!

Kristina Furey has got some soulful guitar riffs comin' at ya with her 2007 release of "King of the Hill" from her "Worth the Risk" CD.

Layla Milou is another English-lyrics pop artist from him and Köln, Germany.  Listen for her song "I Miss You" from her 2009 "Pink Parade" release.

Sarah Lonsert is the youngest ever winner of the Annual USA Songwriting Competition's Overall Grand Prize, and has worked with some amazing talent along the way including Deborah Gibson, and Heather Provost, to name just two.  Listen for her song "He's Gone Again" highlighted this month on Girls Rock Radio.

Shawna Basick rounds out this month's additions with her 2006 release of a song with a very popular title -- "Breathe."  It's as easy to lose yourself in this song as Shawna's desire for this love.  "Breathe into me as I fall into you.  If I fall into you, would I lose all of me."

Enjoy the music everyone.  And stay warm, will ya?

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