Not enough people love Pleasant Grove. On its albums, PG sounds like a band with a huge cult following: the kind with crazed Internet discussions, endless bootleg trading rings and packed club concerts. The Dallas band combines the thickly brewed melodies of Whiskeytown, the tempered melancholy of Morphine and even the onstage crescendos of Mogwai. Their music is a critic's wet dream: dreamy, sad and flat-out catchy Americana that drips with as much Neil Young as... More >>>
Dallas' Pleasant Grove, from left: Marcus Striplin, Jeff Ryan, Bret Egner and Tony Hormillosa. Their new album, The Art of Leaving, comes out May 8.