A few notes for this month's edition. I started listening to The New Pornographers. I'm not a huge fan of indie pop (e.g. of Montreal) but I gave TNP a try because they're touring with Okkervil River. They're decent enough, but I don't see myself wanting to listen to them very much. We'll see though.
There's news now of a new album for Okkervil River appropriately titled The Stand Ins due to be released in September. There's a good chance it'll include "Shannon Wilsey", "Lost Coastlines", and "Tomb of an Unknown Rocker", all of which are great already. "Unknown Rocker is especially good.
I discovered Nico last month, but forgot to write about it. She sometimes sounds like the Dresden Dolls vocalist (Yes, I know Nico came much earlier).