I'm a big Ben Folds fan, but piano-driven pop-rock has become an almost entirely female artist centric field these days. And while I love Adele and Fiona Apple as much as the next guy, sometimes I need a genuine 'Piano Man' in my life. Inspired & the Sleep
look to fill that void (and throw in enough psychedelic guitar work to keep the kids happy).
We're premiering the video for, "Fly Low," from the San Diego lo-fi pop act, and it's a playful piece of piano pop centered around a video of a lovelorn young man throwing paper planes throughout his city. With a voice like Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos, the piano chops of Ben Folds, and the playful lyrical vibes of modern Vampire Weekend, Inspired & the Sleep are an up-and-coming band to watch.