The Drums are an indie pop band from Brooklyn and their self-titled debut was an instant favorite of mine after one listen.
With Morrissey-esque lyrics and a fun guitar pop sound, The Drums are a must add to your music library. Now technically, this track was released at the end of 2009, but it was re-released with the debut LP and is just too good not to feature this year.
Let’s Go Surfing is the perfect combination of surf rock and post-punk, and has some of the catchiest whistling since Peter, Bjorn, and John’s uber popular Young Folks.
(as a little bonus, i’ve also included the Ravoenettes remix)
More at thedrums.com
Surfer Blood is an indie rock band from West Palm Beach and 2010 saw the release of the these youthful Floridians debut, Astro Coast.
The band has been compared to the likes of Built to Spill, the Shines, Pavement, (good) Weezer, and even a bit of Interpol. I really dig the band’s casual lyrics, pop guitar work, and unexpected melodic turns.
My favorite track from Astro Coast has to be Take it Easy—a frantic and exciting track that perfectly shows off the band’s fluid style.
More at Myspace
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