Seeing the title, you might think – when did this site transform into Seventeen magazine?
For lack of any other ideas for topics for the Friday’s list that’s coming on a Tuesday, and seeing as to how I always think guys in the indie music scene are underrepresented when hotness polls come up, I’ve compiled a short list of who I think are the hotties of today. My gauge for hotness is based on a guy’s ability of producing or singing a song that could make my heart melt – and that’s not accounting for physique and looks (aka a hot bod and a cute face).
This one is probably an obvious choice. Anyone who’s ever been familiar with Sufjan Steven‘s music knows that he has the talent (and man, does he have talent!) as well as the look. If you haven’t heard of Sufjan, take a listen to his Illinoise album and you’ll definitely know what everyone’s been raving about. His songs combine lyrical talent, beautiful instrumentation and a soothing voice that can make any girl (or in some cases, any guy) swoon. Forget about the gay rumors. Many think a lot of his songs have gay undertones – but to be fair though, To Be Alone With You doesn’t really count, right – since it’s about Jesus? Either way, he’s still a major hottie. Isn’t ambiguity in sexual preference the ‘in’ thing these days?
Check out Cute!Sufjan in the video after the jump, and this song from his upcoming electro-album(?) called Too Much. It deviates from his previous work, but the electro-girl in me is digging it.
Fyfe Dangerfield is like that little scruffy cat who knows how to tug on your heartstrings.
A lot of Fyfe’s appeal is in the songs he composes. There’s plenty of heart in them – from the hauntingly moving Blue Would Still Be Blue to the upbeat and quirky Who Left the Lights Off. Like Sufjan, Fyfe has a knack for creating beautiful songs. One my favorites, is a song that encapsulates that raw and giddy feeling that you get when you fall in love. Made Up Love Song #43 is *the* perfect love song. Honestly, I would fall head over heels for anybody who would compose a song like that for me. I don’t mind if he’s doing that crazy epeleptic seizure dance in the video – the song totally makes up for it.
To date, I’ve actually seen three versions of the music video of this song but I especially like this one though –
The Maccabees lead singer may not be able to sing in effortless falsetto, in fact, his voice is anything but. His is one that’s quite distinct – deep and sometimes quavering, it gives off that strong yet vulnerable effect — which a lot would definitely find sexy. Not only does it add character to The Maccabees songs, but Orlando makes it more heartfelt, making it easy for anyone to fall in love.
And he’s got lyrical talent too. If you give a close listen, you’ll find The Maccabees song lyrics to be quite endearing.