This group has become my favorite band, and I am hoping to see them at Red Rock Amphitheater in June. Alex Ebert has led this community of musicians with Jade Castrinos since 2007 after he left Ima Robot. Folk music needs a sweet sounding large band with a collective sound and lots of instruments. This song is from their album ‘Here’ which was released last year. Some of their songs have become fairly mainstream- but I feel like the band members haven’t. Check out this video to see what I mean.
Brandi Carlile with her sister live at the Fillmore, Charlotte NC.
This band is SO good, their mellow, spacey rythms and nostalgic lyrics are ill. They compliment that scene, with bands like Arcade Fire and the Killers. The video here is live, but check them out on Pandora! Congratulations, Kids, Electric Feel, and Time to Pretend are my favorites.