The good ol' Friday Five:
This new track from Grand Archives bodes well for their forthcoming sophomore release Keep In Mind Frankenstein. Last year's The Grand Archives was one of my top albums of 2008; Frankenstein will be available September 8th.
Slightly shambolic jangle pop from Brooklyn-based Phil and the Osophers.
You've likely heard of YACHT already. This is one of my favourite songs of this summer.
Another cut from the fantastic new album Family. Think About Life are from Montreal and deliver some of the best live performances I've ever seen. They won't be a jealously guarded Canadian secret for much longer.
Grizzly Bear's Veckatamest is a shoo-in for inclusion in many a 2009 best album list.