Anya Marina is a singer-songwriter, based in New York City. Her music has primarily gained notice after being on a variety of television sitcoms and has been featured on prime time dramas the ABC television drama Grey’s Anatomy as well as CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, MTV’s The Real World, ABC’s Castle, Showtime’s United States of Tara, CW’s Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural and has a song featured on the Twilight soundtrack, “New Moon”.
ANYA MARINA releases her fourth LP, Paper Plane, in early 2016 on her own Good Rope Records (through Tone Tree). Recorded in Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn, New York, Paper Plane was produced with help from Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie), Eric Hutchinson, Leo Sidran and Gary Philips. Deeply felt yet approachable, it marks Marina’s first independent release since her 2005 debut, Miss Halfway.
“If I folded my heart into a pretty paper plane and flew it across the Hudson would it come back again?” Marina wonders on “Shut Up,” a lyrical slow-burner that lends the album its title. It’s a hint at what’s to come on the New York City-based artist’s latest effort, whose 12 tracks play like 12 love letters, each a meditation on relationship in its various forms.
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features the lovely and funny and beautiful Anya Marina! We talk about Damian's eyelashes, Anya's long walks and her journey from San Diego to New York, calming our minds and food / drink things. We drank KOMBUCHA.