Happy fifth anniversary, Downtown Records. In a sagging music industry, you lift our spirits. Here's a smattering of Downtown artists that are worthy of further study.
Scissor Sisters have a hankerin' for disco-influenced madness. And it shows!
The Drums seem to say, "Don't you forget about me, 80s pop!"
Cold War Kids put the singer-songwriter in, uh, the term "singer-songwriter."
Santigold! It's been a few years since you sprang on the scene. We need your weirdness--come back!
Kid Sister is way cooler than I'll ever be. Oh well. What else is new?
Miike Snow is a Swedish band that seems to be channeling ABBA if ABBA was an prog-rock band. There's hope for us. Reference point: you might have heard "Animal" on the car radio on the freeway at some point.