Rats With Wings
Rats With Wings (MySpace) is a Brooklyn-based (big surprise there!) quartet that plays, for lack of a better descriptor ... indie pop. At it's core, this stuff is fun and a little folksy, with jazzier drumming, orchestral laptop-generated backing melodies, and a completely sincere and genuine approach as a whole.
At points, the electronic stuff can get a little too cheesy and the vocals a little too Chris Martin-y for me, but hey, maybe that's why these four are so endearing and real. They just released an EP, Tiny Guns, that is chalk-full of their goofy breed of indie pop, that you really ought to check out ...
But first, a couple o' samplers?