If Chris Martin were just a little bitter, and best friends with Thom Yorke of Radiohead, they’d probably make a record that sounds a bit like Elbow.
Outside of the name, which is just a little weird, Elbow is a band deserving of some serious recognition. They’re British pop/rock/alt, and not especially popular in the US. Given the popularity of bands like Coldplay, Radiohead, Snow Patrol, and the Killers to an extent, Elbow deserves to be right up there in the mainstream.
They released an album, called “The Seldom Seen Kid,” this March, and it’s really good. They’re label-jumpers, and this is far from their debut, but it’s likely to be the album that gets them some recognition. The US is always behind the UK on great music like this, and I’m here to try and help us catch up.
Download their album, “The Seldom Seen Kid,” here. It’s atmospheric, new Pink Floyd at its finest. You won’t regret putting these guys on your iPod, and neither will the people you show them to.
Plus, you get to look all cool and indie. Who doesn’t want that?