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 Cool, glad to hear they are getting some recognition. They did a spot on Letterman last year, I guess their TV debut, pretty nice stuff, though I think the previous record Haw is really their masterpiece (I love their previous incarnation as The Court and Spark too, their Bless You record is a big favorite) ... http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2aopu0_hiss-golden-messenger-southern-grammar-live-on-david-letterman_music
 Yea, those are good too, though of course more recent. Another quick 5 big favorites from the early 2000s in kind of the same style ... Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In PeopleManitoba - Up In Flames (had to change name to Caribou later)Electrelane - The Power OutWrens - MeadowlandsMirah - Advisory Committee
Great band. Haw is one of those amazing records that you hope people will continue to discover into the future, though I'm not sure good music has that kind of longevity any more. Maybe just too much music now. Be a shame if it's only known for that short moment, and then gone. The also very great collaboration with Steve Gunn on Golden Gunn from the same time is one not to miss too. I'll go with Richmond Fontaine, a similar band that is also far far better than their...
 Yea, that was a great time in the early 2000s. Those first couple Shins records are very good. Listening right now to the incredible Augie March debut, Sunset Studies from about the same time. Definitely worth tracking down for a listen, if not familiar. Has a bit of the droney sound I love of Yo La Tengo (and if you don't know them, you do need "Electr-O-Pura" and "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One"), but more of the Beatles melodica, very poetic lyrics too. Not quite...
Still a great record, and still probably better overall than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but that's just me, Quicksand is the one I listen to over and over, through the years. Some Nina Nastasia The Blackened Air playing now, as it does so often around my place, one of my very favorites, she is such a charmer. Wish I knew what she was up to these days, been an awful long time since I've seen any news.
What a nice record, your other picks are too, but that one from Pinback doesn't get enough love. Right now, this very minute, I'll go with these ... Mercury Rev [1998] Deserter's SongsCalifone [2003] Quicksand/CradlesnakesNina Nastasia [2002] The Blackened Air 
 Wow, that must be from a really old post! :) BTW, if you like that sound, predating the first Laika record by a year or two, while Margaret Fiedler was still with Moonshake (Eva Luna is also a really good record, though I tend to like Margaret's songs more that Dave Callahan, mostly because I'm not a big fan of his vocals), the British duo known as Insides put out a very nice record called Euphoria, a little darker than Laika and not as twitchy, maybe a little more of the...
Yea, I thought you'd probably get more feedback, though there does seem to be a lot of talk about female vocalists here. Some of it doesn't go into much detail though. I tend toward music that is a little more on the fringes, but all of your videos sounded nice. Maybe try over at http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/forums/music-corner.2/ ... they have a lot more people now, and if it gets some response it can kind of snowball. If you do, let me know and I'll make sure to add...
Here's a few of my favorites from this year ... maybe not all quite what you are seeking :)   The Delines is a great new band, with Willy Vlautin from the also great Richmond Fontaine doing the writing and guitar, but with female lead singer Amy Boone. Really nice sounding record too. This one is called Colfax Avenue... http://thedelines.bandcamp.com/track/colfax-avenue     Hundred Waters latest The Moon Rang Like a Bell, this one called Murmurs...
I've been kind of stuck on this one lately, Calling Over Time, really nice record, especially as a debut, nice sounding too, recorded in 1997 when they still believed in capturing some of the real dynamic range, just 38 minutes so sometimes need to hit repeat. Love the upside down pool of water reflection on the cover too, seems to fit. Has a lot of the same feel i get from the new Sharon van Etten Are We There, though the Edith Frost record is a lot better sounding,...
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