(Written in Summer 2004)
If you like Death Cab For Cutie, try Snow Patrol
Just enough emo factor – Not so much that you would invest in Kleenex, but enough that you might tear up – for joy! Snow Patrol creates mellow music that makes the world seem as wonderful as they sound.
Editor’s Song Pick: “Gleaming Auction”
If you like The Juliana Theory, try Statistics
Statistics is one of my new favorite bands and a must have in your collection. They definitely have musical versatility. Every song I’ve heard by Statistics is a treasure. Do some digging and discover their incredible tunes.
Editor’s Song Pick: “A Number, Not A Name”
If you like Homegrown, try Wakefield
Sigh. They’re dreamy, poppy, and it sounds like they’re singing directly to you. Lyrics you can relate to? Check. Happy and sad songs? Check. Great band? Double check.
Editor’s Song Picks: “Heaven’s Coming” and “Reasons”
If you like Mogwai, try Joan of Arc
Easy on the ears and relaxing to the soul, Joan of Arc can put you in another world. Had a bad day? Slow down and meditate with these seven musical masters.
Editor’s Song Pick: “No Mosquitoes Pass”
If you like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, try The Raveonettes
One guy, one girl, tons of great songs. You’ll be tapping your feet to the beat of that snare in no time. Experience the retro feel of this couple – it’s sure to satisfy.
Editor’s Song Picks: “Cops On Your Trail” and “Ghost Riders On The Attack”
If you like The Streets, try Bumblebeez 81
Funky hip hop beats fused with garage rock and electronica make Bumblebeez 81 diverse and pleasing. Their music is a breath of fresh air and will get you rapping along with it, even if you don’t want to.
Editor’s Song Pick: “Pony Ride”
If you like Jets To Brazil, try The Jealous Sound
MTV2, here they come! Or at least they should be on tv. The Jealous Sound make tunes to rock to as well as music to sway to. Tight musicians plus a somewhat raspy singer equal this amazing band.
Editor’s Song Picks: “Priceless” and “For Once In Your Life”
If you like Coldplay, try Keane
Keane is amazing. Simply put. In fact, why aren’t you listening to them right now? A lovely piano completes this band’s beautiful sound.
Editor’s Song Picks: “Somewhere Only We Know” and “Can’t Stop Now”
If you like Taking Back Sunday, try The Rookie Lot
Featuring three members of Brand New and a member of the Movielife, this band truly rocks! Even though they’re no longer together, do some searching. Their split with Yearly (also defunct) from 2002 is incredible!
Editor’s Song Pick: “Museums”
If you like The Strokes, try The Walkmen
They’re a little bit electronic and a little bit rock and roll. With a kick ass sound and a wonderfully raspy singer, The Walkmen are sure to climb to the top of your list.
Editor’s Song Picks: “We’ve Been Had” and “The Blizzard of ’96”