Those Darlins — Screws Get Loose
I think this band probably gets pigeonholed into being quirky, country-fueled music from three rambunctious girls (and a quality drummer), but, honestly, it's just a bunch of great rock songs. There may be a country twinge here and there, but it's a rock record. I love that, lyrically, it comes from an empowered female angle -- not something you hear too often -- but it's not off-putting. It's fun, it's catchy and it's the kind of thing I'd like to hear more bands doing -- writing solid songs.