You might have noticed from the current sidebar that I'm quite keen on Frightened Rabbit these days, specifically their album, Midnight Organ Fight, which came out earlier this year. The band is made up of 4 fellas from Scotland, which is one of the first things you'll notice when their vocals come through the speakers. The next thing you'll hear is some of the most emotionally honest indie rock that I've heard in quite some time.
It's sad bastard music, but tremendously upbeat for sad bastard music. There really isn't a dud on the album, but the immediately outstanding tracks are "The Modern Leper," "Keep Yourself Warm," (which was heard on a recent episode of Chuck) and most especially "Good Arms vs Bad Arms;" a song about the jealousy felt when your ex starts dating someone. It's been a long time since I felt that sort of jealousy, but it's a feeling you never quite forget, and a feeling that they nail.
I'm terrible at really describing what I love about the music I find. What I really want to do is put some headphones on you and make you listen to these songs. Although, what I really wish is that I could make you feel what I feel. Even though in the grand scheme of things this music isn't as important as other things going on in the world, it feels important because it's so beautiful in a world that seems so ugly.