With muddy vocals reminiscent of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and sweetly sun-soaked guitar parts, Los Angeles’s Little Joy have definitely got it goin’ on. Let’s not even bring up the fact that they’ve got a sick organ.
The neat thing about Little Joy is that they’ve collab’d with Devendra Banhart (serious indie cred), their drummer is Fabrizio Moretti, and their percussionist/It Girl Binki Shapiro was in Beck’s music video for The Information.
I like them, and you should too. I’m gonna throw some mp3′s at you while I sit here with my feet in the pool and a glass of Spumante Bambino.
Happy Canada Day Weekend! Here is my FIRST full and DOWNLOAD-ABLE playlist for the site — perfect for the long weekend. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I have been.
01 Om Nashi Me - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
02 Wires & Wool - The Envy Corps
03 Big Love - Kevin Drew
04 Lay it Down - Peter Bjorn & John
05 First Date Kit - Tokyo Police Club feat. Luke Lalonde
06 Almost Crimes (Acoustic) - Broken Social Scene
07 St. Peter's Day Festival - Ra Ra Riot
08 Hard Rain - Shout Out Louds
09 Osaka Loop Line - Discovery
10 Blessa - Toro Y Moi
11 FLowers and a Wreath - Still Life Still
12 Out of the Blue - Julian Casablancas
13 Diplomat's Son - Vampire Weekend
14 All I Want - LCD Soundsystem