This is what I wrote about the band Little Green Cars in the paper:
Little Green Cars will inevitably earn some comparisons to bands like the Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men. The five Dublin 20-year-olds traffic in the same kind of gently rumpled, harmony-laden folk rock that has the potential to appeal to the masses and rankle the snobs. But there's something really exciting about Little Green Cars, something that deserves to grab the ears of those who consider themselves immune to the jaunty, Mumford-y strums of the mainstream. First of all, maybe it's because they're Irish, but Little Green Cars have a mournful, baleful quality to even their most uplifting tunes. And there's intelligence at work in the songwriting that suggests Arcade Fire potential. Lastly, there's no denying the genuine infectiousness of their sky-soaring male/female harmonies. Radio airplay, mass adulation, and headlining slots at Sasquatch! are bound to follow—so check 'em out now, before all your co-workers catch on.And this is what they sound like:
Yeah, they are pretty lovable. Want to go see them at the Doug Fir on Tuesday, April 9? Good, 'cause we're giving away two pairs of tickets to the show! Send an email to this address with "Little Green Cars" in the subject. Please include your first and last name in the email. We'll select a winner at random and send them on their way! It's simple. But this closes Monday at 5 pm, so enter now. Good luck!