It seems Modular Records is carving out a nice little niche for themselves in the indie scene. With established buzz bands like Wolfmother, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Lee, and the Black Keys they are well on their way. Add to that mix The Softlightes, a fledgling group from San Diego releasing their first record with the label in late January 2007. It's inherently likable with a shimmering pop sense as well as a very trademark lighthearted sound. Flashes of more accessible Flaming Lips in there too. And if there's one thing you do with this post, watch the video. Really fantastic.
Heart Made of Sound
A Town Named Blue
If the World Had Cookies
[from Say No to Being Cool, Yes to Being Happy|Due late Jan]
The Softlightes - Heart Made of Sound