Rachael Yamagata – “Rachael Yamagata (born September 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Born in Arlington, Virginia, she is a Yonsei or fourth-generation Japanese American on her father’s side and of Italian and German ancestry on her mother’s side.”
Worth a listen – Faster.
Give it a miss – Horizon.
Website – http://www.rachaelyamagata.com/.
JESUS WAS A CROSSMAKER – One time I trusted a stranger/’cause I heard his sweet song/And it was gently enticing me/Though there was something wrong/When I turned he was gone.
Rilo Kiley – “Rilo Kiley is an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles. Formed in 1998, the band currently consists of Jenny Lewis, Blake Sennett, Pierre de Reeder, and Jason Boesel. The group released their debut album Take-Offs and Landings under Seattle-based independent label Barsuk Records in 2001. Since then, they have released three additional studio albums and several EPs. In 2007, they were signed with major record label Warner Bros., and consequently made their major record label debut Under the Blacklight.”
Worth a listen – Carpetbaggers.
Give it a miss – Pretty bird.
Website – http://www.rilokiley.com/splash/.
SIMPLY IRRESTIBLE – How can it be permissible/She compromise my principles/That kind of love is mythical/It’s anything but typical.
The Rocks – “The Rocks were an English Punk and Indie rock band from London, UK. Their last lineup was: James Taylor (Vocals), Mauro Venegas (Lead Guitar), Sarah Bacon (Rhythm Guitar and Keyboards), Chris Mann (Bass) and Nick Bukowski (Drums)”
Worth a listen – Running out the back door.
Give it a miss – Grassy knoll.
Website – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocks_(band).