Monday, March 07, 2011

Downtown Records puts the music in the music industry

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!

Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes" from Downtown Music on Vimeo.

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.

Rabbit by Miike Snow from ChAoSKiD on Vimeo.

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