MUSIC: The You
Here's a band out of Pittsburgh that has recently released an album produced (in majority, at least) by Brian Deck (of Modest Mouse and Iron & Wine fame). The You play a pretty straight forward brand of rock 'n roll.... polished, but not too much so. Pretty good songwriting combined with very live feeling instrumentals (you know, with energy and what not) make for a really enjoyable album.
Here are a couple tracks off of "For The Masses", and you can get another from their myspace page.
::: The You - I'm Going To Kill Myself (highly rec'd)
::: The You - Back Her Scene Up
You can order the album from cdbaby here.
[Photo credit goes to liechtenrose.]