The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
As most of you know by now, I'm a sucker for pop music. Call it my achillies heel. But every once and a while, I don't feel bad for liking pop music. Case in point: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. The first thing I thought of when hearing these guys was "Wow they sound like Belle & Sebastian." Well, they do. But it's not a bad thing. Sounding like one of my favorite bands is a hell of a compliment in my mind. Since their conception in 2002, they've made quite a name for themselves in the crowded Chicago scene. Their infectious and light-hearted indie/pop sounds like something you'd hear on the High Fidelity Soundtrack, and for good reason. Give a listen if you're into Camea Obscura or Belle & Sebastian.
From 2003's I Bet You Say That To All The Boys
She Just Wants To Move
Sometimes I Say The Stupidest Things
Bet You Never Thought It Would Be Like This
Hit up their website for more info and to buy their music.
Odds and EndsLargeheartedboy has some nice Live 8 torrents/downloads here.
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