A list inspired by the fact that I missed the chance to get tickets to a Decemberists show this weekend and am still depressed about that fact.
5. The Spring Standards
I admit I fell for them because of Johnny Gallagher’s having been in the mix back in the Old Springs Pike days, but man oh man, they make me absolutely giddy. I will say that the absolute folksy adorableness of the above song “The Hush” might just trump everything, but they’ve sort of got a song for every mood, be it cute, plaintive, soulful, thoughtful, what have you.
As I’ve rambled on many a time, I can groove to them every day of the week. If I’m feeling too introspective there’s always their acoustic EP. And the rest of the time I can rock hard.
3. Elizabeth and the Catapult
Again, I have mentioned these kids before. A lot. But I would absolutely kill to experience the joy that is their live work, I’m pretty sure I would die of happy.
2. Kate Nash
Is pretty much the cutest person on the planet, or at least one of them. Her British accent makes me squee like an idiot, her fashion sense makes me squee like an idiot, her songs make me squee like an idiot… pretty much, idiotic squeeing goes on every which way.
1. The Decemberists
As to be predicted. Colin Meloy and Jenny Conlee were on the most recent Portlandia and I was way, way too happy about it. I don’t know. I’m pretty sure this band’s talented folk are the gods and goddesses of my heart. And all of my friends say they put on an amazing show.
–your fangirl heroine.