I actually came across this video after making a typo on YouTube. It didn’t really look interesting so I’m still not sure why I clicked on it. Whatever my reasoning may have been, I’m glad I did because these guys are quite good and I was definitely pleasantly surprised. It’s got a happy-time, indie-pop vibe that plays out really well, when some of that stuff can go so very wrong. They kind of remind me of Van She with a female singer — maybe even a little bit of Phoenix as well. It’s a fun, catchy-as-hell tune, but don’t take my word for it, give it a spin.
Donora is an American indie pop/rock/shoegaze band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They first gained visibility in 2006 as semifinalists in the contest, “Calling All Bands”, sponsored by MySpace and Verizon Wireless, for their song “She’s Just a Girl”. The band had music included on the MTV series Engaged and Underage, Cribs, and Teen Wolf, as well as the direct-to-video comedy Lower Learning, starring Eva Longoria and Jason Biggs.