She has a brother Boruch (also known as Bear), who was featured in track 7, "* * *", or "Whisper", of her 2004 album, Soviet Kitsch.
Growing up in Moscow, Regina learned how to play the piano by practising on a Petrof upright that her grandfather gave her mother.
Her father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and amateur violinist.
Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Soviet college of music and teaches at a public elementary school in Mount Vernon, New York.
I just think that we all need to remember how to have fun." The self-leak idea came during an early July flight to Europe with drummer Sam Smith and bassist Jared Reynolds (the trio were traveling as part of a year-long tour that includes 15 dates in the fall; Way To Normal hits stores September 30th).
"They got the making-of camera up their ass the whole time and they're on the Black Berry the other half of the time.
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Last year's Record Store Day helped push record sales when 244,000 vinyl LPs were sold -- the largest one-week sum for vinyl albums since Sound Scan started tracking sales in 1991.
"You can just be free to write and let it go." Some of the session went a little too well, though.
Folds really likes "Bitch Went Nutz" — a song told from the narrative perspective of an ignorant ex-boyfriend — and is now hosting it on his My Space page.