Julie Peel Where: Off Broadway With: Joe Purdy Sounds Like: The crispness of autumn. Songs from Peel's debut, Near the Sun, sigh with winsome acoustic guitars and soft-glow percussion -- and are the perfect gentle accompaniment for her husky alto voice. RIYL: Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Joni Mitchell, Land of Talk MP3: Julie Peel, "Unfold"
El Ten Eleven Where:The Billiken Club With: Grandchildren Sounds Like: Groovehounds who create loop-based, danceable electro jams that are without hipster damage or douchebag tendencies. RIYL: Daft Punk, Ghostland Observatory, MSTRKRFT MP3: El Ten Eleven, "Jumping Frenchmen of Maine" (Paypal link here -- pay what you want!)