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No longer technically an “indie”-rock band, My Morning Jacket is on its way to superstardom, with new album Circuital debuting at #5 on the Billboard charts the week of its release. The album’s title track is a stunner, combining the ethereal hums of singer/guitarist Jim James with the band’s solid, Southern-influenced rhythms.
There’s no mistaking singer/songwriter Brett Dennen‘s red hair or his fragile yet upbeat voice. On his new album, Loverboy, Dennen returns with a new set of charming pop songs that explore big subjects like love, death and pain with a disarming levity. Single “Surprise, Surprise” shows him working his deft touch as a musician and lyricist.
As one of the best indie-dance acts of last year, Of Montreal didn’t waste any time with their 2010 release, False Priest. The single “Coquet Coquette” starts out funky, then gets all crazy and spacey at the end. That’s expected and that’s why we like them.
OK Go rose to fame on the strength of some hilarious music videos, but with their new live album 180/365, which features 15 tracks cherry picked from 180 concerts, they are out to prove they are more than just an internet meme. If you ever had doubts about their legitimacy as a real band, check out album highlight ”All Is Not Lost.”