Artist: The Black Canary Track: "The Redifussion" Album: The Black Canary (2006) Listen

About the music It has been said of Nick Drake that you could turn the volume up all the way and it would never be loud. The same can be said for the more relaxed song from the Canary's two-track debut. Its liquid organs, raspy vocals and delicate percussion never reach above a whisper, breezing past rather than assaulting listeners. To borrow from Sly Stone: "Pretty, pretty, pretty as a picture."

Why to know it Because this band says more in two tracks than most do in 12. They play Carabar March 30.