Anna-Lynne Williams of Trespassers William carries a torch for Sergius Gregory

Anna-Lynne Williams and Sergius Gregory

Anna-Lynne Williams and Sergius Gregory

Anna-Lynne Williams’ recommendation: “I have long loved the songs of Sergius Gregory. He doesn’t have any pressed albums and maybe I like that his music feels like a secret. He records in a cabin in Alaska, and accompanies himself on cello and drums. It’s the kind of music that you listen to when the world is too loud, or your heartbeat is too loud, or you want someone to sing you to sleep. It sounds gauzy and drunken and wise. I take his songs with me everywhere. I love that however murky the recordings are or how cruel the sentiment, he can’t help but make everything beautiful with his voice.

His music is scattered around the internet, and there are some beautiful songs on MySpace. Some good ones to start with are ‘Next of Kin,’ ‘Better,’ and ‘Bricks & Mortar’.”

MP3: Next Of Kin by Sergius Gregory

Anna-Lynne WilliamsAbout the guest author, Anna-Lynne Williams: Anna-Lynne is one half of the band Trespassers William, the Seattle based shoegaze duo that have caught the eyes and ears of several television music soundtrack producers. Their brand of dream pop has been showcased most notably on Felicity, The O.C., and One Tree Hill. The band is currently working on their fourth album, but in the mean time, Anna-Lynne has released a gorgeous solo record under the name of Lotte Kestner. And big points to you out there that knew that the group’s name is borrowed from a character in Winnie the Pooh, a reference we actually confirmed on

Keep up with Trespassers William at their official site and hear Anna-Lynne’s performance of ‘Alone’ in the YouTube clip below:


  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by JerJer, Rock Torch. Rock Torch said: #shoegaze artist Anna-Lynne Williams of #TresspassersWilliam on the music of Alaskan recluse #SergiusGregory [...]

  2. [...] I read a music recommendation over on Rock Torch that came from Lotte Kestner (Anna-Lynne Williams) and it really blew me away – it is soo good.  The recommendation as you can tell from the title of this post is from Sergius Gregory who I really wasn’t aware of and now I am kicking myself.  To not steal any more thunder from Ms. Williams, please check out her recommendation on Rock Torch HERE. [...]