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And the Giraffe is a Florida/Tennessee-based duo that plays thoughtful, stretched-out music that in places reminds me of Papa M and in places reminds me of a quieter Richard Buckner. They've released an EP, Something For Someone, which you can check out (and download free if that is your desire) at their Bandcamp page. Personal favorite is probably song 2, "1055":
The Pack a.d. has a new record out this week: Unpersons. We reviewed it (short version: raucous, rocking, snotty and real good!) here, and the band has created a new video for the song "Take":
Folks is a UK band that is in the process of finishing up an album due out in early 2012. Here's a song they've made available for download, "Avalanche". Great jangly guitars and a nice pace to this one, not to mention it gets to rocking out about 2:00 in:
Avalanche by wearefolks
They're currently on tour in the UK. Check out their Facebook to learn more.
here. It's real good punk/pop, a la Flaming Groovies, Plimsouls, and the like. Check out their Facebook if you want to learn more, including tour dates. You can buy it at Bomp! Records.
Finally, here's a California band Sands, who released a four-song EP this summer. An intriguing mix of blues-based psych and country rock... if you didn't know they're from California, you'd guess it pretty quickly. It's worth checking out: