We’re always looking for the overlooked here at The Frog and for this week’s Music Video Monday we’ve got a good one that we’re sure won’t be overlooked for long.

HUXLEE

Huxlee is the name of an art/folk group headed up by frontperson Caitin Notey.  Caitlin is an LA native and USC grad (Go Trojans!) who has burst onto the local Los Angeles scene in a major way.  They’ve had a month-long residency at The Hotel Cafe, performed at the House of Blues, The Troubadour, El Cid and many others.  On her website, Notey describes the Huxlee sound as “Think if Alabama Shakes, Bonnie Raitt and Fiona Apple had a little sister with an undying love of N*SYNC.” Kind of an eclectic way to describe yourself, which is actually a great word to describe her music, as well: eclectic.  “Unique” would be another.  After seeing several live performances (including a brief one at the Frog-endorsed live show, I MADE YOU A MIXTAPE a few months back) we can honestly say this collective, under what we assume is Notey’s guidance, has produced a sound unlike you will hear anywhere on the charts today. In a great way.

To get you to know them a little better, we’ll give you a taste of them covering The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside”:

While even we certainly can’t pin down what column to put something like that in (we tend to think of it as “Janis Joplin’s and Stevie Nicks’ love child who was raised by Mumfords”), there’s no denying the incredible talent behind it.  Notey has a hauntingly beautiful voice that will give you goosebumps when you hear it.  And here’s the talented team Notey has put together behind her, most of which seem to be USC alums as well.

Cary Singer- Guitar

Mac Sinise- Drums

Nick Chuba- Programming/Banjo

Joe Scolari- Bass (the only non-Trojan among them)(Boo!)

A.J. Novak- Percussion

HUXLEE – “22”

“22” is one of the songs off Huxlee’s new EP, Teammate.  We’re featuring the live version today, but we’re happy to say the studio version on the EP is even better.  Check it out:

If you like that, you can download the fully produced version on Teammate via iTunes right HERE.  And follow them on Twitter right here to keep up to date with all of their live performances.  They’re really worth seeing live.

We’ll see you in the clubs, Froggies.

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