The songs on their upcoming album Soul Glo really benefit from the collaboration aspect. MMR and Lester truly have complimentary skills as musicians. This album is silly and fun with hints of darkness creeping in- my kind of music.
You may recognize these Icelandic babes ladies as being part of the backing band for Sigor Ros but they are also their own band called Amiina. Over the past couple years they have made some of my favorite orchestral pop music. Its sometimes sparse, sometimes baroque, sometimes a bit NPR-y but always good.
Michael, Jordyn, and Greg are a few good friends of mine. And on top of that, they form like Voltron to make their eponymous trio that combines elements of freak-out, pop, and good old fashioned rock and roll to create songs about dinosaurs and outer-space, just to mention two. MJG just recently played a fantastic show at my home with Holiday Mountain (also awesome) and the entire show was recorded and will released as part of a live compilation later on. But for now, you can check them out and download their EP at Bandcamp.