Feels so good.
With a gift card for iTunes I received for Christmas, I invested in the latest album by Franklin, Tn., rock outfit Paramore, called Riot!. Led by 19 year-old Hayley Williams, this band has received (unfair) comparisons to acts ranging from Avril Lavigne to labelmates Fall Out Boy. Personally, though, I think that the band is pretty fresh, its members pretty talented, and worth a look.
Misery Business, acoustic
Lately, thanks to Last.fm Radio, I’ve been catching more and more of their music by listening to similar artists, so I investigated them a bit on the Intertubes. For example, if you visit their profile on Purevolume, you can listen to a sampler containing roughly a full minute from each song on the album.
Crushcrushcrush (latest single)
The real decision maker came when I found that Riot! is included in iTunes big Boxing Day sale, marked down a couple of dollars for (one presumes) a limited time. My advice? Have a look at a cool young rock band.