If you haven't already, you should absolutely check out Broken Bells and Portugal. The Man. Hope you like. (:
Heh, earlier today I made a mental note to go back and listen to Broken Bells’ debut. I remember liking it and thinking it had some strong songs on it, but I also thought it had a pretty weak mid-section. And I never got around to listening to the follow-up EP. I need to do that.
I’m completely enamored by Portugal. The Man, though. It blows my mind that a band can release such strong material year after year after year. And they only seem to be getting better. In the Mountain in the Cloud is, like, the perfect combination their progressive and psychedelic rock tendencies.
I’m not the biggest fan of My Morning Jacket’s newest album (in fact, I would say Jim James has lost a sizable amount of his spark since Z), but “Outta My System” is extremely catchy tune that has a real nice ebb and flow to it.