Per Phildopip's (?) suggestion, I'm making this a fanpost so it doesn't get buried as quick. Especially under the weight of all these polls. So many polls.
Youtube's being a lil bitch today so instead of posting a video, I'm going to give free pub to a local band that sent me an email. Which is weird, since I'm not a music critic and off the top of my head I couldn't name a single song by Arcade Fire or The Decemberists, but they came to me anyway and I asked them to give me a little bio, so here you go. Skeletons With Flesh On Them.
Skeletons With Flesh On Them are a four-piece indie-rock group from Seattle, WA consisting of Scott Roots (vocals, guitar), Neal Flaherty (guitar, vocals), Devon Stewart (drums, vocals) and Adam Grant (bass, vocals). Skeletons formed in late 2005 when Scott and Neal met through a mutual friend. Devon joined shortly thereafter following a posting in The Stranger. Adam joined in late 2009, replacing Lucas Smith. In 2007, Skeletons recorded a six song EP, The Fish Don’t Mind, with the help of Jared Fiechtner (producer) and Jeremy Park (engineer). Working with Jeremy again, the Skeletons released the LP "All the Other Animals" in March of 2009.
"These skeletons spent the past three years crafting an impressive brand of finely tuned power pop, and their hard work paid off...Animals is a well-rounded effort that shows considerable potential and artistic range."
Travis Hay, The Seattle Weekly
"Their lyrics are literary, and not in a show-offy "let's use a bunch of multisyllabicwords!" Decemberists kind of way. They're not afraid to rock in different styles—"Power Cords" could be a Violent Femmes song, and "All the Other Animals" could easily be a Springsteen cover—and they come across as totally earnest, which is a rare, joyous thing in this town. I'm a huge fan. What can I say?"
Paul Constant, The Stranger
You can listen to some of their songs on their MySpace page, or you can try The Google. Or you can do whatever you want. I'm not actually the boss of you. I'm a moderator on the internet.