I'm not a huge fan of Page France, but their side project Cotton Jones trades twee indie sensibilities for retro psych-flavored pop flair as on this jam:---
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to catch Red Red Meat featuring Tim Rutilli who went on to form Califone. The show reignited my love for his voice and I was thrilled when Califone released All My Friends Are Funeral Singers. The album serves as a soundtrack for a film of the same name. It's beautiful and haunting - and we have a chance to experience the sights and sounds up close and personal during Sundance 2010. Stay tuned for details.
Featuring members of Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes, Obits makes stripped-down, vaguely dirty rock that's nothing new or shocking. It just kicks ass and makes me smile.