This is a test journal for testing some new stuff (If you're sick of seeing them, just imagine how I feel). But I genuinely do like these artists, and think they should be listened to more. So there.
Frightened Rabbit - I saw them at Summer Sundae and was right at the front thanks to a girl who didn't have earplugs. I love my earplugs. She was right up against the barriers, but as soon as they hit the first note she clutched her ears and ran away. Anyway, check out The Midnight Organ Fight, it's great.
Chris Thile is now producing stuff as part of Punch Brothers, and plays some quite lovely bluegrass stuff. The Guardian described their latest as folk-classical or art-bluegrass, and you should definitely listen to It'll Happen. But before that he was producing some neat stuff on his own - cf. How To Grow A Woman From The Ground.
My love affair with The Dodos continues apace. Listen to Walking followed by Red And Purple, taken from [album artist=The Dodos[/album]Visiter[/album]. …