I listened to Black Prairie’s A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart today. They are basically The Decemberists without all the drowning waifs. There’s a kickass female vocalist with a gorgeous country-folk voice instead of Colin Meloy so I expected to love them. (I like CM but a little goes a loooong way.) I did like a few songs a whole lot, but the album as a whole was spotty.
Aww… Gorilla Manor did make it into my list of favourites for 2010, so I am interested to hear where they’ll be going with Hummingbird. I would pick “Breakers” as the strongest out of the three tracks released so far, though.