Doe Eye (San Francisco, Calif.)
Doe Eye is singer/songwriter Maryam Qudus, who got her start after a demo she made to share with colleagues at Berklee College of Music began making rounds and building a buzz for the musician. With a gorgeously atypical sound full of lush, string-laden soundscapes, ethereal rhythms and hovering melodies, Doe Eye’s music was celebrated by music blogs and Billboard Magazine, which made her a finalist in its Battle of the Bands in 2012. Later that year, she released the EP Hotel Fire, which she recorded with noted producer John Vanderslice and members of Magik*Magik Orchestra. A full-length debut (also produced by Vanderslice) is expected soon.
YDIIYD: Bat for Lashes, Lana Del Rey, Kate Bush. (MB)