DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Considered one the quintessential alternative-pop bands that helped spearhead the “indie” band movement, Seattle-spawned [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Death Cab For Cutie[/lastfm] has released seven albums since 1999 boasting such hits as “Soul Meets Body,” “I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” and “I Will Posses You Heart.”
Death Cab For Cutie’s quirky, wry lyrics and dreamy pop sound has made them consistently popular and a Billboard chart-topping band despite not technically being an “indie” band anymore.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
[Photo Gallery] ACX 2010 Florence &… Infamously scarlet-haired Florence Welch, the creative mistress behind [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Florence + The Machine[/lastfm], started spinning her web of soulful, baroque pop sounds in South London in 2007.
Since then, Welch has put out two albums–the amazingly popular Lungs in 2009 and the incandescent Ceremonials which was recently released. Welch has been nominated for over fifty-six awards including Britain’s acclaimed Mercury Prize and Best New Artist at the Grammys.