The Connells, "Lay Me Down"

Another group of which I've long been conscious ("'74–'75" is a minor alt-radio hit of the 90s absolutely laser-etched into my brain), but never really informed. Today's the day I get acquainted.

While from Raleigh, North Carolina, there's something strangely Irish about them, and I can't quite place what it is. An odd but intriguing intersection of 80s and 90s college rock, twangy Southern rock, jangly guitar rock, and, again, something befuddlingly, liltingly Celtic. Maybe it's just that I'm picking up on hints of, say, the Proclaimers, and that's throwing me off.