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Owl and Bear’s Best Albums of 2011

2011 was a mixed bag. Established acts like Radiohead and The Strokes dropped duds on trusting fans, while middle-of-the-road acts like The Drums and Hunx and His Punx raised the bar with surprising sophomore efforts. Floundering bands like Iron & Wine and The Dodos made welcome returns to glory, while others merely treaded water (see She and Him’s Christmas album or MGMT’s “mix tape.”) Continue reading…

Watchlist vol. 5: The Drums (MP3s)

Hailing from New York by way of Florida, The Drums may be new to the national scene, but make no mistake—these youthful indie popsters are seasoned music biz veterans.

Comprised of Jonathan Pierce on vocals, Jacob Graham and Adam Kessler on guitar, and Connor Hanwick behind the titular kit, The Drums make plain and simple pop music and aren’t afraid to admit it.

If you like whistling, hand claps, and infectious hooks—and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t—you need look no further to find your new favorite band. Continue reading