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you need to hear this (year end edition)

This is where I wrap up relatively "new" artists of the year and recommend them to you. what I discovered this year and what you might discover too! IT'S MUTUAL! LET US EXPLORE

Chris Garneau



Like Sufjan Stevens if his balls were eaten by bunny rabbits.



Good Shoes



Just a really fun Britpop band, think a la the Maccabees or even Arctic Monkeys or Art Brut. A lot of Britpop bands sound SO ALIKE OMG. Good Shoes stands out.



Check out their last.fm for a free MP3.

Adam's girl, Florence and the Machine


She's a legend in the making. Truly talented.

my personal favorite:



SO EPIC

Greg Laswell



His voice is beautiful- what seperates him from the dozens of other unmemorable singer-songwriters out there at the moment- shit, his talent. his cover of Kristin Hersh's "Your Ghost" gives me shivers. He has a very slowcore thing about him, a la American Music Club. But I gotta keep my eye on him in the future. He's currently touring with, yes, Ingrid Michaelson.



plus he totally owns a Kate Bush cover, which is impressive for a guy, I always think.

Taken By Trees



Taken By Trees was introduced to me via her Animal Collective inverted-gender cover, "My Boys." There's something unique and exotic about her music- you may know her from the Concretes? I really just am getting into her. as of two hours ago, when she blew my mind like a hooker in Tiger Woods' limo.




All of these guys- watch out for them in 2010. AND HEAR THEM PLZ.

Comments

  1. Florence :')

    I like Good Shoes, although I'm not really into that fun-Britpop trend.

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  2. I like the fun-Britpop, but to a trend. I feel like it's the Anglo-Saxon response to our hardcore scene. "hardcore" a light term.

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