I may be late to the party on this, but have you heard of Gotye? It's pronounced (go-tee-yay) like Jean Paul Gaultier, the fashion designer. My friend Aaron turned me on to him & I just bought the album. Gotye is Wouter "Wally" De Backer. He's a singer-songwriter from Australia. I haven't listened to the whole album yet, but I've been hearing the song "Somebody That I Used To Know" on KEXP & I'm OBSESSED with that song. Seriously, I listened to it on repeat all the way to work yesterday. Obsessed!
Shockingly, John likes him, too. Ya'll, John & I liking the same band at the same time happens less often than a total eclipse, so this is big. John says he reminds him of Sting. I say Yeasayer. John's probably right.
Here is the video for "Somebody That I Used To Know". It's possibly not safe for work, depending on who can see your monitor. They never actually show anything, but it looks like they're going to. Stick with it, the song really picks up around minute 3:00. And if there's anything I like more than hand claps & high hats, it's a background vocal. I love this song!
The entire album is only $7.99 on Amazon. I highly recommend buying it. And then painting your entire body.