Brad is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992. Brad's sound is influenced by the wide variety of influences brought by its members, including Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Regan Hagar (Satchel and formerly a member of Malfunkshun), Shawn Smith (also a member of Pigeonhed and Satchel), and Jeremy Toback. The distinctive vocals of Smith are a major factor in this sound.
Grimes, Montreal. Half-remembered pop music whose constituent parts—bubbly bass lines, bouncy R&B beats, robotic samples, Claire Boucher's girlish coos—fit together and come apart like 3D puzzles: impressive to admire, hard to fathom in their construction.
Eternal Summers from Roanoke, Virginia. An embodiment of everything that was alluring about '80s-era indie rock: the simple pleasures of guitar, bass, and drums, and a leading lady who belts and wails with skill.