Women in rock: 1995 and most importantly, 2015

As I am spending a ton of time thinking about and writing about female musicians with significant albums released 20 years ago (Sixpence None the Richer, Hoi Polloi, Fleming & John, and Morella's Forest, most notably), I am having an amazing discovery period during the first two months of this year. I keep finding awesome new women who are releasing new music NOW.

Earlier in 2015 I discovered and wrote about Bandit and Cayetana, who have both released debut albums in the past few months.

Just moments ago, I discovered Football, etc. Here is a terrific new tune from an upcoming EP/7", and they have a large discography you can stream/purchase on Bandcamp (including free downloads of all of their songs that have appeared on 7" records.)

Also this week I discovered Speedy Ortiz. I was so impressed by "Raising the Skate", the first song I have ever heard from them, I immediately pre-ordered their upcoming album on gold vinyl.

Feb. 19 update: So a day after I posted this, I discovered another woman, Alicia Bognanno, of the band Bully out of Nashville. Paste Magazine did a great profile of them.