From KCRW DJ Anne Litt -

Anna WaronkerpublicityI didn’t set out to be the “chick record” reviewer at KCRW but somehow the records that have touched me the most lately have been the Sharon Van Etten’s, the Anna Calvi’s and the Anna Waronker’s of the world.

It may be because of their messages; these women have something important to say right now.

Anna’s album is at times playful, wistful, revelatory, and powerful.

Stream “California Fade”

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It’s quiet and loud and is her first album in close to 10 years.  She’s been busy.  She’s a playwright, a parent and is composing for film and TV.  Now, the former That Dog frontwoman has made a really personal record.

To me, it’s about her vulnerability as a woman and a mother.  I also love the production – the strings, the harmonies – it’s spare and luxurious at the same time.

Although Anna has done the songwriting and production herself, guests include her husband – Redd Kross bassist – Steve MacDonald as well as brother and drummer, Joey Waronker, Pat Smear, Smokey Hormel, and Tanya Haden among others.

–Anne Litt

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  • Katherine

    Anna will be playing at the Largo in Los Angeles on April 19th at 8:00. Please check out her fan page to find out the details of the show and get updates: http://www.facebook.com/AnnaWaronker
    Anna also has a deluxe edition of her record out on vinyl. In addition to the full album of California Fade is a 4-song EP. Here is where to get it: http://annawaronker.com/californiafade/shop.html
    And of course, it is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and may other sites.

    Anna's new album is amazing. I hope everyone gets to hear it!

  • Jon K

    typo … it's Steven McDonald (not MacDonald)