Let me preface by saying I have not heard any songs by any of these artists except for the ones posted below. I kinda feel like the rest of them will probably suck, so at the risk of losing esteem for the presented tracks, I think I’ll choose to remain ignorant.
Owl City – Fireflies – This guy sounds exactly like The Postal Service, which I guess is ok, kinda. I just like this song cause it tickles my brain and the lryics are freaking adorable. Like this video. I don’t think it’s the one, but it really should be:
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours – Again with the lyrics! They’re just CUTE – like, so cute that I can’t really figure out how to make fun of this song without using way too much brain power. See look “I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror / And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer / But my breath fogged up the glass / And so I drew a new face and laughed” I think I actually DID laugh the first time I heard it. (cover by Rome, new singer of Sublime)
Phoenix – 1901 – This band has been ALL OVER THE PLACE lately. They are NOT that terrific, but this song seems to make me happy in traffic so I can kind of forgive them for being another boring, flash-in-the-pan electronic group. Check out an exclusive interview with Phoenix on Soundcheck Risers, and grab a free download of the track ‘Girlfriends’ while you’re there.