SXSW SPOTLIGHT: Bishop Allen @ Secretly Canadian Showcase, The Mohawk, 3.19.09

GRRR...INDEED: Justin Rice of Bishop Allen
GRRR...INDEED: Justin Rice of Bishop Allen

The Artist: Brooklyn-based twee pop never sounded so fresh or unpretentious.

Their Latest Release: Grrr: (Dead Oceans, 2009)

The Set in a Few Sentences: If the only way for indie-ish bands to make a living anymore is by licensing their music to advertising campaigns, Bishop Allen should be sitting pretty in a comfortable tax bracket by the time they hang it up. Bouncyfunhappy music may be commonplace these days, but it sounds like a smile coming from these youthful, good-looking guys and gal.

And a Letter Grade: A-

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