However, sometimes when I talk about a band I listen to, it gets mistaken for a different band with a similar name. Sometimes even iTunes gets confused and recommends me hardcore bands based on a case of mistaken identity. I have taken this opportunity to compile a list of bands I listen to, and the similarly named bands people think I listen to.
Band I Like: This Is Ivy League, an acoustic folk band known for their sweet lyrics and beautiful harmonies.
Band People Think I Like: Ivy League, who are apparently some kind of punk band?
Band I Like: Those Transatlantics, an obscure indie pop band whose music I always have trouble finding.
Band People Think I Like: The Transatlantics. I am not sure who they are, but I keep seeing their name in local gig guides, getting excited and then disappointed when I realise what has happened.
Band I Like: Band of Horses, a fairly popular indie rock group.
Band People Think I Like: Horse The Band, a metal group.
Band I Like: The Clientele, a lovely indie/chamber pop group from Britain.
Band People Think I Like: Client, an electronica band also from Britain.
Band I Like: Deerhoof, an unpredictable and wonderfully bizarre band from San Francisco
Band People Think I Like: Deerhunter, a not-that-bad "ambient punk" group that I just can't manage to get into.
Band I Like: Elixir, jazz side-project of Katie Noonan.
Band People Think I Like: Elixir, a British heavy metal band. Also, Elixir, a trance project of some description.
Band I Like: The Minor Leagues, a seemingly little known, but wonderfully clever American pop band. Check out their upbeat, light-hearted ditty "The Pestilence Is Coming".
Band People Think I Like: The Major Leagues, some kind of Pennsylvanian rock band?
Band I Like: The 1900s, a wonderful "psych-pop sextet"
Band People Think I Like: The 1990s, a Scottish rock band, who are not that bad, but are no the 1900s. I only know them because I keep mistakenly downloading their albums while looking for the 1900s.