Other Passengers 'In October 2004, Other Passengers released their debut EP, Is It Nothing to You, All Those Who Pass By?. Spannning 22 minutes, the five members draw influence from a wide range of envelope pushing artists past and present like Can, Jawbox, Bauhaus, Sonic Youth, early Pink Floyd, Eno, RZA, Spacemen 3.'

I like it, and they're good live, so they were my recommendation yesterday on Gothamist's local band feature, New York Music Bloggers Help You Stuff Your Stocking. Check it out.

You can catch Other Passengers, along with the Melody Nelson suggested band, Asobi Seksu, at Merucry Lounge in NYC on New Years Eve.

The Catherine's Pita suggested band, the Hold Steady, topped Spin's list of of the ten best albums you never heard. (link via her site).

And lets not forget Sea Ray, chosen by the Real Janelle, who we recently found out is unfortunately breaking up.