The (International) Noise Conspiracy – I was immediately smitten with their newest release “Armed Love” (especailly the song “Communist Moon”). Here’s some of their older work.
(I’ve Got) Survival Sickness
Capitolism Stole My Virginity
The Arcade Fire – I heard more about this band in the past month than I did about any other. They live up to the hype and then some in this amazing blog post – Bradleys Almanac
Check it out for pictures and the entire concert in mp3 format. They even cover the Talking Heads and Neil Young. Kinda makes me mad that their Lexington show is 21+
The Unicorns – Even though they’re Canadian, they’re alright by me. This is one of those bands that Pitchfork does everything short of make love to.
I Was Born a Unicorn
Innoculate the Innocuous
Talk Her Down*
Tie Up My Hands*
*you’re going to have to unzip them
Now Its Overhead – opened for REM this year. Going places.
Wait in a Line (from the album Wait in a Line)
Modest Mouse – Possibly the best thing my college roommate ever did for me was get me into Modest Mouse in our Sophomore year of high school. Here’s a sample of what they used to be like
3rd Planet (from The Moon and Antarctica)
Birds vs Worms
The Fiery Furnaces – I don’t know much about them. But I know that I like them.
Inca Rag/Name Game (from Gallowsbird?s Bark)
Chris Michaels (from Blueberry Boat)
Elliott Smith – Even though he unfortunately passed away not too long ago, that hasn’t stopped him from releasing an amazing album. As my friend said “Elliott Smith pulled a Chris Farely and still releases good stuff even after dying.”
Memory Lane (from his last album From a Basement on a Hill )
The Shins – Yes. They were cool before Garden State.
Know Your Onion! (off their debut album Oh, Inverted World)