There are few bands who're perfect for winter. Even fewer bands that sound liked a demented glitter-sprayed scene featuring Pj Harvey. And there are very few people like Mark (who arent in the Flaming Lips or Mercury Rev).
The beautifully magical Sparklehorse have announced some dates at the end of November and we throughly recommend you make it along. You can find a few of their older albums in the sales at the moment, well worth the purchase, it puts that Polyphonic Rubbish to proper shame.
Sun 24th @ The Barbican, London (Beyond Nashville w/ Will Oldham)
Mon 25th @ Dublin Cathedral
Tues 26th @ King Tuts, Glasgow
Weds 27th @ Manchester MDH.
Now, where are the Elliot Smith dates to round off my year perfectly?