Melody and technical proficiency join forces with the cathartic wail of singer Tim Kasher for a result that is at once invigorating and intimate. Truly a band in every sense, these Omaha musicians show genuine growth with each successive album. Their most recent, "Happy Hollow," is infused with hints of gospel and skewed blues. Live, the driving rhythms and careening guitars are even more poignant.
Essential (Legal) Downloads: "Big Bang," "Art Is Hard," "The Recluse"