Wait, first does anyone know how I can put a song on here? For now I'm going to go with a YouTube video. (oh my lordy [says my mother...] YouTube does not show up as a misspelled word in my browser.)
My first new favorite band is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. (listen aqui http://www.myspace.com/edwardsharpe) The first time I put this album on (OK I wish I could say that and mean it, but I did not actually "put the album on." Oh for a record player. I just double clicked in my iTunes.) and heard the first song, I almost cried. "40 Day Dream" sounds oddly like a long lost cousin of the Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour," and let me just remind you of how much I love the Beatles and how angry any copying of this band makes me. I'm incredibly glad I struggled through that initial song though because this band is awesome. It's mostly a girl and guy or just Edward singing. It's very clear and crisp and light sounding. And a little bit old school, like maybe even 60s. This song "Home" makes me think of Johnny Cash and June Carter. I love it.
I also have an irrational and intense love for the Avett Brothers (http://www.myspace.com/theavettbrothers) these days. I can literally listen to I and Love and You on repeat all day. Their earlier albums are a bit more bluegrassy, which I love. Here's one of my faves, "Laundry Room." (I also love "January Wedding.")