The Ugly Organ
It's nice when bands can make beautiful music and still have it rock the casa. One thing that separates this from other similar "indie" bands is a cello, and just the fact that they are really damn good and don't sound like the others. The lyrics range from satire on "emo" music to stories of lost daughters (which brought a tear to my eye). I mention the lyrics because they are really well done, they are vague and easy to understand at the same time. My favorite part of the album is the choir outro in "Staying Alive", I've never felt so right using the word "beautiful" to describe something in a song. Although "Art is Hard", sometimes it comes with beautiful results.