So Arcade Fire recently won the Grammys’ “Album of The Year” pushing the “indies” into the forefront and having mainstream audiences wonder “who?” Well, either way their sales skyrocketed after the announcement. Hopefully the win will also push other indie artists to receive some of the limelight and increase buyer awareness that there is much more music other there than what they’ve been spoon fed for decades.
A band that was thoroughly missed due to their duties in another act (Cobra Starship) was This Is Ivy League. The Brooklyn duo had a hit with their self-titled debut that contained hits such as “The Richest Kids.” But one of their earlier recordings was a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love” from their album Funeral. It was a somber acoustic song that recalled their influences of Simon & Garfunkel and Kings of Convenience. It was a beautiful interpretation of one of Arcade Fire’s hits.