Saturday, January 27, 2007

2007's "It" Bands (as anticipated by myself)

That's right folks! You can get a heads up on all the bands to look out for this year (or better yet, check out immediately and get the I-told-you-so satisfaction when they're the next Sonic Youth), all in one convienent place. Aren't you lucky!
Already it's shaping up to be a good year, and we're not even finished January. Afterall, we've already passed the one day wonder that was January 23rd, also known as the day all indie kids maxed out their parents credit cards on new releases. We've also seen promising comebacks, or plans to comeback from Modest Mouse, The Shins, Radiohead, Bjork and Smashing Pumpkins. The bills for Coachella and Bonnaroo 2007 have been released, along with it many reunions of our favourite old timers such as The Police, Rage Against The Machine and The Jesus and Mary Chain. All this, and the blogsphere has been buzzing with bands on the uprise. Here are some of the bands that I do believe the hype about:

Andrew Bird

You heard it here first, Andrew Bird will be 2007's man of the moment. His new album, Armchair Apocrypha is already making a huge splash on countless blogs. That much coverage has to account for something, right? Plus his first single "Heretics" is slammin'. Get it at I Guess I'm Floating.


How could you not love such a happy looking band?

Again, going to be big, big, BIG this year. Gorilla vs. Bear has jumped the gun and called their single "Matchbook Seeks Maniac" their favourite song of 2007 (and you can score it over there too). Their January 23rd release Friend Opportunity will be all over the place in the next 11 months, so get on that!


Just ask the guys over at Amp Camp. Their new album Friend and Foe has been in their 'Featured Albums' section for a while now, and shows promise of staying for another little while. Very accessible, shinslike music makes for popular sales over there. You can get a couple of MP3's over at Stereogum('Wet And Rusting' reccomended).

Panda Bear

(I'm afraid I can't find a picture because all google images generates is pictures of panda bears)

The last, but certainly not the least. Panda Bear's new album Person Pitch is going to be so gigantuous this year in the indie/blog world, Google images will have no choice but to have loads of pictures of Panda Bear, rather than panda bears. Many, many blogs have sung their praises, most notably Gorilla vs. Bear's obsession with the new album. Please, for your sake, pick this one up! You can grab a couple of MP3's over at Gorilla vs. Bear.


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