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Bitter Ruin

File Under: Jazz pop, soul, theater rock, cabaret
From: England
For Fans of: The Dresden Dolls, the Les Miserables soundtrack, Sweeney Todd, trench coats, candelabras, smoky eyes.
Bonus: Thanks to AE reader, Pterodactyl, for introducing them to me and for forcing me to remember how to spell that word.

Catherine MacLellan

File Under: Singer/songwriter, soft, dreamy folk
From: Canada
For Fans of: Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, Meg Hutchinson, Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, sweet tea, horseback riding, daisies.
Bonus: Here is a free download to her song, “Water in the Ground.”


File Under: Dirty punk, garage rock
From: London
For Fans of: The Sex Pistols, sweating, ripped shirts, Bikini Kill, Wild Turkey, if Prodigy were all punk, punching things.
Bonus: Well, I don’t have much of a bonus besides the fact that you’re probably one of the first one’s on the bandwagon for this band. I haven’t found much info but I’m digging their tunes on the myspace page.

An Horse

photo by Nadia Mizner

File Under: Indie rock with a gal pal lead singer
From: Australia
For Fans of: Tegan and Sara, Eisley, Killola, The Decembrists, thrift stores, local coffee shops.
Bonus: The band has a new album coming out in late April! We’re so excited about it and so are they (obviously) – if you’d like to grab a free download from their upcoming album, just sign up for their newsletter. Also, lead singer Kate Cooper is pretty neat to look at.