Hear Carmen Villain’s Gorgeous Cover of Kurt Vile’s ‘He’s Alright’
"I'm a big fan of Kurt's music," says Carmen Villain of her kinda-sorta namesake, Kurt Vile. "I discovered him when I read an article about…
August 12, 2013
Watch Carmen Villain’s Grimly Chilling ‘Easy’ Video
Perhaps as a nod to her professional-model-turned-singer-songwriter origin story, Carmen Villain — a.k.a. Carmen Maria Hillestad, former cover girl for Vogue, Glamour, Nylon, Elle, and…
April 12, 2013
Carmen Villain, ‘Sleeper’ (Smalltown Supersound)
A brisk wind's blowin' in from paradise, and it's got Norwegian singer/songwriter Carmen Villain caught by the wings. She's spun upside-down, turned inside out; she's…
March 14, 2013
Hear Carmen Villain’s Smoky ‘Made a Shell’
"I wanna see the starlight on the rails," sings Carmen Villain on "Made a Shell," one of the many highlights of her forthcoming debut album,…
March 7, 2013
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From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know.
February 1, 2013
Hear Prins Thomas’ Disco Redux of Carmen Villain’s ‘Lifeissin’
Before Norwegian singer-songwriter Carmen Villain adopted her musical alias, she worked as a fashion model named Carmen Maria Hillestad. Earlier this month, Villain shared "Lifeissin,"
February 1, 2013
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