New alt-rock vocalist with insane range and folk-rock inspired music
March 26, 2021 10:19 PM   Subscribe

I managed to catch on the "YouTube Music New Alternative Channel" a woman with an immense vocal range and a more than pleasantly "reedy" voice that she used to melt into the dash the car stereo over Bluetooth with her sheer intensity. Unfortunately, I was navigating roads under repair, and could not follow up with at the time. The music appeared to be folk rock of some sort, another plus, and she was toying with us mere mortals at the end of her song with her vocals. I would very much like to listen to this song again when not in a minivan going through Pennsylvania roadworks.
posted by Slap*Happy to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Alabama Shakes?
posted by armoir from antproof case at 12:09 AM on March 27, 2021 [2 favorites]

P.s. I remember dealing with state-length Pennsylvania roadworks in 1999. It will never end, will it?
posted by armoir from antproof case at 12:10 AM on March 27, 2021 [1 favorite]

There are so many great female vocalists today. Do you recall any snippets of lyrics that might help narrow the list down?
posted by Thorzdad at 4:47 AM on March 27, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers?
posted by chavenet at 5:50 AM on March 27, 2021 [1 favorite]

"Immense vocal range" sounds like Phoebe Bridgers, and "pleasantly reedy" sounds like Adrianne Lanker (Big Thief).

"Folk rock of some sort" makes me think of Lucy Dacus.
posted by ralan at 5:58 AM on March 27, 2021 [2 favorites]

Best answer: If you listened to the song recently enough on Youtube Music, it should show up in your history (in the drop-down menu that appears when you click your profile picture on the top-right corner of the website or app).
posted by teraflop at 7:24 AM on March 27, 2021 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I have a lot of new artists to check out! But the answer is Greta Van Fleet's "Heat Above."
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:43 AM on March 27, 2021 [4 favorites]

Best answer: The "woman" appears to be named Josh Kiszka, though he does sound sort of like Janis Joplin. The song is available on YouTube. They are really wonderful.
posted by wnissen at 8:54 AM on March 27, 2021 [2 favorites]

If you like Greta Van Fleet, be sure to check out Led Zeppelin - GvF's style and Josh Kiszka's vocals are so similar that some critics have described them as a tribute band.

(Sorry if this sounds silly to people who can't believe anyone isn't familiar with Zeppelin, but you never know)
posted by Krawczak at 9:36 AM on March 27, 2021 [6 favorites]

Response by poster: Love the band but they're nothing like Led Zep. Check out Dirty Honey to scratch that itch.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:50 PM on March 27, 2021

Response by poster: They're closer to Janice Joplin fronting King Crimson, tbh.
posted by Slap*Happy at 1:52 AM on March 28, 2021

I see you've found your answer, but reading your question, I thought of Erika Wennerstrom from Heartless Bastards. Perhaps you'll like them as well.
posted by dobbs at 6:07 AM on March 28, 2021 [1 favorite]

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