A couple good songs to try out the other bands would be: Matt Pond PA - 'Halloween' and 'Lily Two' Ingrid Michaelson - 'The Way I Am' (sung in the Old Navy commercials) and 'Keep Breathing' Sondre Lerche - The entire soundtrack of 'Dan In Real Life' Wilco - 'Impossible Germany', 'A Shot In The Arm', and the first 2 minutes and 30 seconds of 'On And On And On'.
The Shins, Modest Mouse, The Postal Service, Björk, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Decemberists? I LOVE THEM!
Yay for our uncannily alike musical tastes! :)
Love your profile song by the way! It makes me happy!
Which Postal Service song is your favorite? I like all of them, but I've really enjoyed 'Nothing Better' and 'Brand New Colony'.
I was watching Little Miss Sunshine, and the Chicago song came on, and I fell in love with it. And then I looked up the artist online, and found more of his stuff. Fell more in love. And bought a couple of CDs from local stores.
They really are hard to find around here. Which is unfortunate. But I also give out mixed CDs for Christmas to friends with the same music tastes as me, and I had a couple of them ask for copies of his CDs, so I was like "Oh yay! More Sufjan fans!"
Yeah, that album definitely got me hooked on him. I got The Avalanche, too, which was outtakes from Illinoise. It's pretty much made of awesome. But I'd have to say the one I enjoy most of his was Greetings From Michigan - The Great Lakes State. I used to live there, so I was like, "I know all these places!"
How did you come across Sufjan?