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About the Artist

In 4th grade Anya's teacher told her she needed to learn to "modulate her shrill voice." In high school, her father told her that she should probably not attempt to sing - or even speak - professionally, as it was "a nuisance to others," and as a young adult, Anya's ear, nose and throat doctor told her flatly that she had the larynx of a "very young adolescent." What did this mean for her singing career? "Well, it's not like you're ever gonna be singing at the Met."

In spite of the aforementioned tales of cruel adversity, Anya, like a phoenix from the ashes, rose up and out and into a career of rocking the proverbial mic. After a brief stint as an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, Anya decided to move home to the Bay Area and earn a degree in English and Writing. Always dabbling in this and that - acting, musical theatre, music, improv, comedy - Marina struggled like any young artist trying to find her calling. After a series of cosmic events unfurled within few short weeks - a friend insisted she sing in his band, a boyfriend gave her a guitar, she mistakenly ended up stranded in the basement of a college radio station - Anya's musical career took flight.

Within months of moving to San Diego for a job as a radio DJ, Anya took a dare and played her first open mic and began writing the songs that would comprise her debut album, Miss Halfway. Marina's stage show quickly became a must-see event, crowds flocking to see her melancholy rendition of "Someday My Prince Will Come," juxtaposed with a spot-on impression of her heavily accented Russian mother.

For her first release, Exercises In Racketeering (RedRoom Recordings) - a five-song EP showcasing tracks from the full-length - Anya teamed up with good friend Scott Russo (Unwritten Law) and Peter King (The Surfers, Dakoda Motor Co.) on production duties. Miss Halfway is ultimately the result of a whimsical childhood with Russian-Agnostic/ Irish-Catholic parents, a few troublesome boyfriends, and subsequent therapy. The record earned Marina a San Diego Music Award for Best Recording with select tracks ending up on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, as well as the show's upcoming soundtrack, and MTV's The Real World.

Anya continues to multitask and win over audiences onstage, on the airwaves (9am-2pm) at FM 94/9 in San Diego, and even on screen in the feature-length comedy "100 Girls," as the eccentric and trichotolomaniacal eyebrow-plucker, Rhonda. You can find her song, "Miss Halfway" on the latest Grey's Anatomy soundtrack from Hollywood Records.


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  4. Space Monkey 3:32$0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. Someday 3:12$0.89  Buy MP3 
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  7. Sociopath 3:47$0.89  Buy MP3 
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come 1:46$0.89  Buy MP3 
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10. Morning's A Peach (Come Back To Bed) 3:21$0.89  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 18, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CD Baby
  • ASIN: B000HKKREC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,652 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Carson on November 15, 2006
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This is a great disc. Anya's songs are smart, funny, and impossible to get out of your head. It's like all the pleasure of a decadent dessert or a catchy pop song, but delivered with zero fat or insipid lyrics. Seriously-- buy this album! Tell a friend! SEE HER LIVE!! And if that's not enough incentive (what does it take anyway?) even my little sister, who is a freakin' music genius, is learning how to play all of Anya's songs because Anya is that fabulous!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Art Grrrl on March 24, 2013
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Her voice is thin and breathy, very little girly. But . . .

she "took a bath with a sociopath."

Ultimately, the whole album made me smile. Her lyrics are intelligent, clever. I now appreciate her singing style as Supremely Ironic. (see alanis morissette or maybe not? . . . )

Her version of "Someday My Prince Will Come" reminded me of Ricki Lee Jones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. dougherty on June 27, 2010
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I saw Anya on BETA Records tv a few months back, and I love this woman and her music! She is such a strong, independant and hip young artist and shes a great role model! On top of that her music is simply genius!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alwin on November 21, 2006
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Marina's voice and music simply cannot be beat within the solo acoustic indie genre. I forget how long ago it was that I first heard her, but she's like an old friend to my ears now, always pleasing, never dull.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dneo on June 4, 2013
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I bought this a few years ago and I'm surprised at how often this gets pulled for play even now. It handles the usual subjects with intelligence, humor and flair. In fact I'm going to put it on the player now.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By miker on November 15, 2006
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Intelligence, razor-sharp humor and a consistently brilliant knack for knowing how to make pop songs FUN - Anya is something special, and her talents are on full display in Miss Halfway. Highly recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Gralnek on November 15, 2006
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I like every song on this album. She's quirky, clever and fun, and I think she's got a great voice. Can't wait for her next album.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Henley on November 15, 2006
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I first heard Anya Marina on NPR (National Public Radio) a few years ago and when I got the CD I was amazed at the fact that Anya wasn't a big star! The writing is impeccable in her lyrics and the emotion of her voice is felt right through the speakers. Buy the CD and see her live whenever she comes to your city, it's an evening well spent!
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