Indie Rock Round-Up: Five artists you should be spinning right now
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Not to be confused with gypsy guitar wiz Django Reinhardt or Quentin Tarantino's ex-slave vigilante, these Scottish lads construct arty, knotty indie rock shot through with fly-trap sticky melodies. Their sef-titled debut is out now.
If you like: Beck, Modest Mouse, Beta Band
On Lonesome Dreams, Ben Schneider channels old-weird America, that woodsy, folky, harmony-laden mountain music that artists have been turning to since long before Dylan was stalking Woody Guthrie.
If you like: My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes
This Australian quintet takes lysergic-drenched sixties psychedelia and gives it a twentieth-first century spin with shuffling drum-beats, woozy synths and fuzzy atmospherics. For the best results, keep munchies handy.
If you like: Animal Collective, late Beatles, Radiohead
For years, this gorgeous, pixie-ish six-string wizard has been hailed as the best female guitarist in the game (in 2006, she was the only woman, and the youngest artist over all, on Rolling Stone's "New Guitar Gods" list). On the strength of Glow, King's latest release, it may be time to drop the qualifiers.
If you like: Andrew Bird, Leo Kottke, Ani DiFranco
Not to be confused with Shakespeare's tragedy (but named after it), this ragged, rollicking punk band from deep in the swamps of Jersey expand their hard-core pallet, and prove again that few punk acts are as ambitious.
If you like: The Hold Steady, the Replacements, The Pixies
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Or skip the music and get to the girls.