5 for '10

New locals to love right away
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2010


BLACK KETTLE | Café 939: February 5 | I still have a big red smack mark on my face from the first time I heard "Ruins" — the smokin'-hot single from the duo of Zak Broman and Justincredible known as Roguewaves. Not only were its speaker-crushing production and jagged edges addictive, but the voice of its departing lover introduced us to the stunning pipes of Keeley Bumford.

Turns out, Bumford is currently all over the place, collaborating with the aforementioned 'Waves, cranking out summery glitch-pop alongside Isom Innis and Zack Lipkins, and most recently forming Black Kettle with co-chanteuse Kailynn West and a healthy stable of helpers —drummers Carl Harkness and Matt Musty, guitarist Peter Holland-Recine, upright-bassist Ann Driscoll, and whomever else they can come up with. They produce a special brand of sweet, folksy pop — fans of She & Him take notice. "I Don't Want To Know" is a tender lament of a split-up, its single violin tracing a melody like a tear track under the buttery countrified harmonies of Bumford and West.

Check them out and preview your Sunday-morning soundtrack for the next 12 months.

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