Bands to Watch in 2011

By Lee Cahill and Sarah Besnard

Belle Brigade

Belle Brigade’s song “Sweet Louise” is a cross between Death Cab for Cutie and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros with ten times more adorableness. This new band is made up of male and female vocals, and upbeat acoustic sounds that should make them the next indie darlings, or so I thought. I now see that they are already signed to Warner Brothers, which is pretty impressive for how little of a track record they have! I hope they’ll put out an album soon that’s as cute as the songs on their myspace.

Check ‘em out before they break the billboard top 100 and I have to stop writing about them! Click here!

The Binary Marketing Show

The Binary Marketing Show. Wow! Another male/female duo that I’m excited about! Though, I expect this band to stay under the radar. Sometimes I’m not sure if they’re crazy or geniuses (or both?). The repetitive nature of their songs creates tension and a very climatic build, which gives them great replay value. This is a band that you’ll either love or hate. Check them out if you enjoy the more eclectic sounds of the indie world (ie the weird side of Animal Collective) and go see them live at their record release party in February at Coco 66 in Brooklyn!

Check out “Thin Window” from their last EP! Click Here!

The Vaccines

When I first heard “Wreckin’ bar (rarara)” by British band, The Vaccines, I got really excited. The less than two minute long song is catchy as hell, incisive, and dirty. It’s short and sweet. With The Vaccines, British guitar pop is finally back! When you listen to their music, you can’t help but think of The Ramones or The Jesus and Mary Chain. Even though the quartet started playing together less than a year ago, they have already been getting lots of hype in the UK in the past few months. Their first album “What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?” will be out via Columbia records in March and was produced by Dan Grech (The Kooks, Howling Bells…).

The Vaccines will be performing in the States for the first time this month. Catch them at Glasslands TONIGHT January 22nd!

2011 will be the year of The Vaccines! If you like what you hear, you should also check out the band Brother (UK). Click here

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