Like Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers are a folk/rock outfit that I’ve never really ‘got’ before. I’ve heard great things about them on a multitude of blogs but I’ve never heard anything that convinced me to give them more than a cursory half-distracted listen. It was this review of a recent live gig that convinced me that they were worth another go. And it was ‘Gimmeakiss’ from their 2006 album Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions that made me thirsty for more. If anyone’s looking for me, I’ll be the one digging frantically through the depths of Hype.
Californian indie rockers Birdmonster are making some seriously catchy gear. This is completely feelgood stuff – great beat, energetic delivery and no mucking about. Listen. Now.
For tight indie rock that packs a punch, yet remains totally sing-a-long-able (so totally a word), look no further than Pomegranates. New album due out February 2009.