Though they’re from Brooklyn, Country Mice’s psychedelia-meets-Americana makes them sound like they could be from the bluesy South or rootsy Midwest. Frontman Jason Rueger (who is actually originally from a little Kansas town called Beattie) is joined by guitarist Ben Bullington, bassist Mike Feldman and drummer Kurt Kuehn, and, together, the quartet’s blend of twangy folk and howling lo-fi make for a charming and compelling alt-country vibe.
Led by singer-songwriter and filmmaker Marc Cantone, Brooklyn band The City and Horses plays fun and spunky indie-pop that channels everyone from Belle & Sebastian and Beck to The Pixies and The Velvet Underground. One of their songs was featured on the soundtrack of Paper Heart, a romantic comedy starring Michael Cera and Charlyne Li. Here they perform the quirky, catchy tune “We Will Never Be Discovered” at Grooveshark’s offices.