JONAS MURDOCK AND THE CHILD INSIDE
Damien Verrett - or Jonas Murdock and The Child Inside as he is known as in North and South America to avoid legal wrangles - is a 14 year old boy from California. You'll never guess his age from listening to him though, as his music is a delicate blend of Animal Collective and Unicorns, with a vocal styling similar to Eliott Smith.
Lyrically, his songs are bizarre outings into the psychedelic world where babies are christened in apple sauce and he battles with severe phasmophobia.
If you're looking for insane ramblings soundtracked by the bleeps from Nintendo GameBoy soundtracks, Jonas Murdock is the band for you. With this amount of talent and potential, if he doesn't evolve into your favourite indie artist by the end of the decade, you're sure to hear him at the cinema soundtracking 2010's biggest indie movie.
This will swim in your head, swaying from one side to the other. Makes me think of Animal Collective at their best.
This is a perfect acoustic Unicorns' song in every way, from the lyrics ("Dragon flies can go to hell") to the twinned vocals (albeit the same voice) and beautiful guitar harmonies. Written from the persepective of a deranged butterfly fiend.
His myspace, with 2 other excellent tracks. Add him.