This just in from Mr. Colin Clary: Not one, but two, VT bands made indie music blog PopMatters Best Indie Pop of 2008 Top 10 List! And they are — drum roll, please! — The Smittens and The Capstan Shafts. Weird that this came in as I was working on my own top 10 . . .
Anyway, if I could borrow a phrase, "Yow!" Congrats to both bands.
In other news, Higher Ground just announced that Andrew Bird is coming back to town on April 5. It's a Christmas miracle!