I saw this video randomly the other day and immediately fell in love with it.  Not only is the song timelessly beautiful, but the video itself is very original.  As the ninth track on Iron and Wine’s album “The Shepherd’s Dog,” “Boy With a Coin” is a subtle, rhythmic song that stands as one of the catchiest tracks I’ve heard in the last year.  If Sam Beam keeps writing songs like this, he’s going to be known as one of the most prominent folk artists of recent years.

Noisettes

January 20, 2008

This band has been bound for success since the first introduction of their song “Don’t Give Up.” Led by the vivacious voice of Shingai Shoniwa, Noisettes live show explodes with charisma. While their antics have defined them as one of the more exciting live acts in rock today, their song writing is equally as impressive. “The Count of Monte Christo” showcases the band’s originality and unique sound as well as any of their tracks.