Straight to the 2011 watchlist — and locked in a dead heat with Klak Tik for debut of the year — is Christina Vantzou. One-half of The Dead Texan, a seasoned filmmaker, and a naturally gifted illustrator in her own right, Vantzou somehow makes space for some pretty serious musical chops.
Her forthcoming debut is titled No. 1, available through Kranky on October 24. Read the full review here. Sample the upcoming record below, and take in her video for “Heart of Darkness” in the embed just after: