One of the best bands you've (maybe) never heard of is named Skating Polly and I was lucky enough to get a bit of their time while they were in between shows on their current tour. I LOVE this band, and I can't believe I hadn't listened to them prior to a month ago or so. Maybe you've heard of them, maybe you haven't, but everyone from X to The Flaming Lips to Viggo Mortenson are huge fans of them and I can't wait for you to learn more about them. We talk what it was like starting a band when you're 11, how they've managed to hold on to their sound while working with music legends from such a young age, and what the lineup would be if they could curate their own festival.
Tyler is the co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please. He lives in Denver and listens to The National a lot more than you do.