Clare and the Reasons

Brooklyn, NY

Clare Manchon fits in a number of current hot musical trends; she co-fronts her band, the Reasons, with her husband Oliver, she has a flawless Folk/Pop pedigree (Father’s Day cards go to Folk icon Geoff Muldaur) and she’s based in Brooklyn. The Reasons’ exquisite Chamber Pop has been gushingly praised by Spin, Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, among breathless others, particularly for their last album, 2009’s Arrow. Van Dyke Parks, The National, My Brightest Diamond and Sufjan Stevens are all big fans. You’re next.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Regina Spektor and a jaunty string quartet conducted by Brian Wilson tributing Harry Nilsson. (Brian Baker)