Ben Kweller has never ceased to amaze me. I found this 20-some on tour with Dashboard Confessional in March and was instantly blown away. His genre lying somewhere inbetween folk, emo and indie rock thrills me, not to mention he is possibly the nicest man in the world.
"Wasted & Ready" is not by any means my favorite song from his debut LP "Sha Sha," but it has the qualities to make BK a star. The sing-along lyrics and mildily thrashing guitars make this song one of the best on today's modern rock chart.
His 2 b-sides, "Problems" and "I Don't Know Why" showcase this indie Texan songwriter's potential as a slightly more grown up Ben. Also check out his debut EP "EP Phone Home."
Also, do not miss him live if you get the chance.