Cincinnati, OH

Brothers Aaron and Ryan Morgan launched Seabird in 2006 and within two years the band had released its debut album, ’Til We See the Shore, gotten songs on television (Grey’s Anatomy, Numb3rs, Pushing Daisies), claimed the Artist of the Year trophy at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and hit the road with NeedToBreathe, Jars of Clay and many others. Seabird’s sophomore album, Rocks Into Rivers, blends Classic Pop/Rock elements with contemporary Indie Rock energy and emerges with some of the most heartfelt and powerful piano Pop of the past decade.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Coldplay channels Rufus Wainwright, dials back the drama, notches up the passion. (Brian Baker)