Here are some artists and albums you won't hear everyone talking about that you should check out. I've gone so far is to give you the links to YouTube to listen to a couple of songs from each artists, but I'm not at all a fan of illegally-downloaded music. That said, if you find something here that you like, please respect the craft and make the purchase either at your local record shop - Waterloo in Austin, Melody in D.C., etc. etc. - or on iTunes. Forward this email however you'd like.
David Dallas (1st album called Something Awesome and new album called The Rose Tint Deluxe) - Check out the songs: "Caught in a Daze" and "Life Is"
Phonte (new album called Charity Starts at Home on iTunes) - Check out the songs: "Life of Kings" and "Everything is Falling Down"
Electronic / Dance
The Field (old album called From Here We Go Sublime, new album called Looping State of Mind) - Check out the songs: "It's Up There" and "Is This Power?"
MuteMath (old album self-titled, new album called Odd Soul) - Check out the songs: "Equals" and "Quarantine" [you have to listen to them in order to get the full effect]