Thanks to ultra8201's wonderful links page, I stumbled across the myspace for ANATHALLO. Now listening to their album Floating World which is really a pleasant surprise. Fans of Sufjan, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Belle & Sebastian, or Grizzly Bear definitely check it out. Great, great album.
PS I'm a total Pitchfork and Metacritic geek (I'm sure I'm not alone here) and have never heard of these guys. Very under-the-radar I guess.
Lemme know whatcha think...or tell me that I'm a loser cuz I didn't already know about them.
Some of the blogs were saying good things, I think it was Gorilla vs. Bear and I Guess I'm Floating who championed them quite a bit.
But when it finally got 'forked they were more than a little angry that somebody who wasn't Pitchfork-discovered and gave it the obligatory -5.0 point penalty. This was probably the ugliest rating I saw on there all year: A freakin 2.7.
So, according to Pitchfork standards this is one of the worst records of the year. I've yet to listen but I've got 20 dollars that say that's a bullshit statement and I'd rather listen to it than at least something on their top 20 of the year.
I love the 'fork, they're second most influential thing in my musical tastes - behind Coachella. But man, they can be some seriously completely full of shit dickwads sometimes.