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Indie Chamber Rock
Though the newcomers of Brooklyn quintet Great Caesar have only publicly released a minimal amount of music, one song has been enough to pull a lot of attention to the group. The track “Don’t Ask Me Why” is a winding, engaging story song for which the band made a riveting music video that shows the pain some go through simply because they fall in love with someone of a different sex or race. The powerful clip has drawn praise from some high-profile people, including Russell Simmons and Deepak Chopra, as well as nearly a quarter of a million viewers on YouTube.
YDIIYD: The Decemberists, Beirut, Edward Sharpe. (MB)