Friday, December 21, 2007

Lightning Strikes Twice
Remember how right I was about Plain White T's? Now totally supported by their appearance on iCarly. So now take a listen to Something Corporate. Equally, or more, adorably whiney and unthreatening, with just a spectacularly pop-friendly catchiness. And (could it be cuter?) they call themselves "punk rock." Remember you heard it here first!

Break Myself

Konstantine (Live)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Marching On
This was requested a while ago, and I'm very sorry to have made you wait. Augie March are Australians who seem not to have discovered surfing or any of the other fun things there are to do there. They do seem to have had time to sit alone in dark dusty rooms pining over lost, or never, loves. They are playing Christmas shows in Melbourne if you are so inclined.

One Crowded Hour

There's No Such Place (Live at the Chapel)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tempted as I am to do this in a thick Irish accent, I will restrain myself... Leanne Harte is a big loud young guitar player from Dublin. Likes the reverb too, which leaves me thinking of those twins from Heart (what were their names? Help me out someone) and also, though I know that no one else will have any idea what I am talking about, Jane Jensen. Though it seems like there are a lot of musicians and other moving parts, it all comes out as a nice combination of simple and bombastic.

Unspoken Thoughts

Live in Paris

Her MySpace
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