Words 4 Two - Masquarada:
Puerto-rican New Wave
More than just a sense of national pride, these guys rocked! They were so far ahead in the local scene that people couldn't make heads of tails of them.
Their LPs are hard to find, and cost a pretty penny (ask me how I know), but totally worth it. I totally wish they were more popular. I can't even find good pics! Their work deserves digital remastering, and at least digital file downloads.
Owl City - Ocean Eyes:
Electronic, Pop, Synth-pop
I knew the guy (I originally thought it was a band) was good, but not this good! He wrote a song about going to the dentist, and it's great!
As a side-note, I was gonna go and buy it at the local Spec*s
, but it closed down. It was the last Spec*s
on the island, I was both pissed and sad. Even with the critcism it deserves, I'm gonna miss it. End of an era. X(