To the song of other people's failures
Today's band is also from Washington (see: Death Cab). Named after either a Smith's song or a line from Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums, Pretty Girls Make Graves formed in Seattle in 2002. I've only actually heard their 2nd LP--New Romance. Even though I loved it I never had the opportunity, or really bothered, to hear the rest of their stuff. It's one of my biggest struggles in life really: finding time to hear every artist I'm interested in and then every album by every artist I like. I have a tough life.
I picked "All Medicated Geniuses" for its raw energy, which is pretty characteristic of PGMG. It's easy to compare them to Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the simple fact that both have a female lead singer. Honestly, I sometimes mix the two up. But anyway, they've got the whole new wave/post-punk thing going and they're good. 'Nuff said.
Well, I would like to add that the band ended their career after drummer Nick DeWitt decided to leave. They just couldn't go on without him. [tear]