Published by Taybin on 03 May 2008

The Love Letter Band/Bad Weather California

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One of my favorite albums is The Love Letter Band’s Even The Pretty Girls Take Medicine.  It came out in 2002 and I don’t think they got enough press. It’s sorta electronic-y and lofi and acoustic all at once. It’s just a beautiful album.

It might not be available anymore.  I just checked darla.com and they didn’t have it. 🙁

He’s come out with albums afterwards, but the line up seems to be constantly changing and the band’s sound has moved to a more screaming folky sound.

He also seems to go as Bad Weather California.

The Love Letter Band is currently signed to Happy Happy Birthday To Me and their new album can be bought there and at darla.com. The song This World Is Not My Home is from that.

Published by Taybin on 24 Apr 2008

The Smittens

The Smittens
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I heard The Smittens for the first time at last year’s NYC Popfest. I immediately bought both their albums and a tshirt. Their music is a little goofy and over-the-top, but I love it.

It’s just pure, good, clean fun. I’ve include two songs from their latest album, A Little Revolution, which I think really epitomize their sound.

And it looks like they got picked up by Happy Happy Birthday To Me, so hopefully that means they’ll have more stuff coming out soon. Their albums can be bought at HHBTM’s website and if you’re in Vermont, you can see them play.  I’m definitely seeing them next time they come to NYC.