The Muse: Marika Hackman, “Mountain Spines”

A young folkie steeped in the dark, acoustic confessionals of Laura Marling and Laura Veirs, Marika Hackman sings with the sort of voice that conjures up images of mountain peaks and open spaces. The B-side to her debut single “You Come Down,” finds her crooning over a bed of interlocking guitar riffs and sparse keyboards.