My friend, Julie Penner was kind enough to give me a copy of Pela: Anytown Graffiti the other day. I really like it. The New York-based band describes themselves as a "Rock and Roll" band, but that’s somewhat limiting.
They’ve got the excitement and energy of the Killers, but with a more acoustic and soft touch than some of the Killer’s over-produced offerings. While both Rolling Stone and their own web site compare them to the Pixies, Springsteen and Coldplay, I think they are a little more heavy and songwriting intensive than these groups.
Anyway, check ’em out. It’s a good, unique, fresh sound that it’s different to be different. It’s just different and good.