The ultimate rainy day band. A mishmash of styles - folkie strumming, subdued harmonies, new age bleeps and blips, drum machines, chipmunk noises, the occasional rap, and a tendency to gravitate towards movements like the second half of "Hey Jude" - all held together by sad-sounding melodies. It sounds terrible written down like this. Its the most originial thing you're likely to hear.
Album to hear: The 3 EPs
The Dirty Projectors
Demented arty pop, with the most suprising harmonies ever. They sound like a grapefruit.
Album to hear: Bitte Orca
Strum, mumble, churn. Like a cross between R.E.M and The Velvet Underground. For some people, that's enough said.
Album to hear: The Good Earth