The first band that I’m featuring on this site is one I’ve very recently heard about, Ill Lit. –
I was never into country growing up. Maybe it was rebelling against my Texas upbringing or maybe I just can’t get into those twangy guitars and shaky voices. In the last year though, I discovered Wilco (about 5 years late), and then I started to listen to Neko Case, and Jenny Lewis began leaning towards alt-country also. Basically this is the perfect time for me to get Tom Cruise (the album not the person), which sounds like all the best of Americana and alt-country put together with a little electronica to back it up. “The Bridge in Tracy” is one of the grandest songs I’ve heard all year.
-Taylor (Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good)