Band / Artist: The Popovers
Genre: Powerpop, Pop Rock
The popover is an American version of Yorkshire pudding and similar batter puddings made in England since the 17th century, though it has evolved considerably.
The Popovers were a bedroom band that you might have even heard before, assuming you've listened to The Savage Lovecast, the weekly sex advice podcast. They were also working on a video series on Youtube called Often Awesome, which also started the whole organization. The focus of the organization, to help educate and find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. This is their website.
The lead male singer that you hear passed away at the beginning of 2012. He had been suffering from the disease for quite a while. The Popovers album is still provided by the Often Awesome group for free, though they hope that you'll donate a little to the organization and help fight against ALS.
As far as the music review, this is a lively, poppy, lo-fi sort of sound. Its got a lot going on, and it has a really good lyrical quality to it. They like to talk about simpler things, such as two people bitching at each other about the annoying bits in their relationship, or nosy assholes that always have something to say about your business when its obviously none of theirs. Really lively and entertaining little album, thats really great.
The Popovers - Make It So!