If you've been looking for an interesting twee-world-pop take on Animal Collective's "My Girls", you'd be hard pressed to do better than this Taken By Trees cover! It's available on her most recent album, East of Eden.
Taken By Trees - My Boys (Animal Collective Cover)
Taken By Trees official site
Taken By Trees on MySpace
PS. Anyone watch Mad Men last night? Peggy...eww.
The Mary Onettes are releasing a new single next week entitled "Puzzles". It's from their upcoming sophomore album, Islands. "Puzzles" is dreamy and sounds like a love child between the Shout Out Louds and Echo And The Bunnymen!
The Mary Onettes - Puzzles
The Mary Onettes label site
The Mary Onettes on MySpace
The b-side to Grizzly Bear's "While You Wait For The Others" single is a version of the song with lead vocals by...Michael McDonald? It works, once you get past the shock of hearing mister "Yah Mo B There" and his soulful voice...
Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others (feat. Michael McDonald)
Grizzly Bear official site
Grizzly Bear on MySpace
Los Campesinos! are a seven piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales. They have a new album coming out soon, and "The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future" is our first taste! Dramatic, epic, and rocking.
Los Campesinos - The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future
Los Campesinos! official site
Los Campesinos! on MySpace
Islands have a new album coming out next week entitled Vapours. On it, we can hear Islands moving towards more 60's styled rock. Guess that Kinks cover they did was a good representation of what they were listening to recently...
Islands - Vapours
Islands official site
Island on MySpace
Diamond Rings is a one man bedroom pop act from Toronto. The first song to bubble up is the irresistible "All Yr Songs"! It seems perfectly appropriate to play this song at the beginning of fall - still joyous, but pining for better days...
Diamond Rings - All Yr Songs
Diamond Rings on MySpace
Back in the fold here, been a busy past 2 weeks! Anyway, I have some musical catching up to do. Up first is Calico Horse, a folky, experimental band from from San Diego. Calico Horse caught my attention recently by doing an excellent and breezy cover of Radiohead's "Idioteque".
Calico Horse - Idioteque (Radiohead Cover)
Calico Horse - Gold
Calico Horse official site
Calico Horse on MySpace