The Pipettes resuscitate the very nostalgic sound of Phil Spector’s ’60’s girl group’s such as the Ronettes and The Cookies. This album was just rencently release here in the States but has been out for over a year in the UK.
Buy Album: We Are the Pipettes
I love, love this cover of Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra’s “Somethin’ Stupid”. Devotchka pulls it off with a Johnny Cash swagger with Mexican infused instrumentation. This track can be found on the EP from Devotchka titled, “Curse Your Little Heart”
Buy Album: Curse Your Little Heart
Based out ouf Aliso Viejo and having made more than 10 albums and several EP’s to thier name, Starflyer 59 is relatively unknown. However, this isn’t because of a lack of quality music. Their latest album My Island, released last year is a prime example of the a solid album from start to finish. You can read a review of it here at Allmusic.com
Buy Album: My Island
Part Radiohead, part UNKLE, part Coldplay diffused with electronica and clicky-pop-scratch piano chords and you get the picture.
Buy Album: Bloodstream EP
Here’s the music set to one of my favorite shows “House”
In case this one slipped by you in 05, I’m here to bring it back. Easily one of the best song of 2005 from one of the best albums of 2005. “My Patch” is found on the “Tower of Power” album from Jim Noir.Part Beatles, part Beta Band, part ELO and a Beach Boys (think Pet Sounds) bridge thrown in for good measure and you have the main ingredients for “My Patch”. This album also produced such hits as, “Eanie Meany, & “Computer Song”.
Buy Album:Tower of Love