Artist of the day: Saskatchewan
One Central Florida indie band that's gotten a bit of national blog-love this year is Orlando's Saskatchewan. Led by vocalist Chandler Strang, the outfit delivers dreamy, hazy pop soundscapes that do more than ditch warmth for abstract weirdness. Their music should appeal to fans of Yeasayer and M83 and Beach House. Of course, the season being what it is, how can we not recommend checking out their swirly chillwave cover of Wham!'s Last Christmas? You know you want to click.
You might have caught Saskatchewan at this year's Antiwarpt Festival in St. Petersburg, where one reviewer called them "simply brilliant." If you missed them, and want to see what all the buzz is about, they'll be performing with Peter Baldwin and Jackals at 9 p.m. Saturday at New World Brewery. Tickets are $8. Click here for details.
Photo: Dylan Osborne