Ah, great - that gives me a nice opportunity to do some word-spreading!
Vapid are from Vancouver and sound not unlike ‘Pussywhipped’ era Bikini Kill; their ‘Practically Dead’ LP has some fantastic tunes on it:
Overnight Lows are from Mississippi and just plain great – hey look, some kind of public broadcasting body made a nice three minute documentary about them!
There’s nothing I can possibly say about Mean Jeans that this song doesn’t say better:
Bracelettes are London via Tokyo and will hopefully be in the same place again to make music soon, god willing;
The Real Numbers are very fast and fun proponents of a fake genre I made up called nerd-bounce. They’ve done a smashing 12” that I wish I had mp3s of to go with the vinyl copy. Sometimes they sound a bit like a TVPs record played at the wrong speed. Not much web presence, so I’m afraid I’ll have to link to a myspace;
Night Birds have at least some Ergs / Psyched To Die people in them, although I’m not sure which ones. Very surfy and worryingly proficient sorta stuff, but pretty brilliant with it, and the album’s really grown on me;