Continuing today's theme of bands you might not have heard of:
I love when readers send me tips on good bands. Sara told me about Ottawa's The Acorn, who recently released their 4-song Blankets! EP, and I'm really enjoying them. Now Toronto says the "endearing sound and childlike curiosity" of Blankets! "leaves listeners longing for a full album", and I couldn't agree more. This is perfect winter music, all warm and cozy, and I mean that as a huge compliment.
The Acorn Plates and Saucers mp3
The Acorn Blankets mp3
check the band's website for more downloads and info.
While perusing The Acorn's website, I came across another intriguing band, Ohbijou. Ohbijou has shared the stage with the likes of Final Fantasy and Andrew Bird, which was enough to get me interested, and it never hurts when the majority of the band is made up of cute girls.
Ohbijou Misty Eyes mp3
Go check out Mike Wexler at MOKB...excellent stuff.