Hmmm, one more iTunes song of the week - meaning a free giveaway - that's pretty good. Their track record is getting better, I think this is the third cut I've liked so far this year.
The Guggenheim Grotto is a Dublin, Ireland folk band. "Philosophia" isn't available on their MySpace page, but you can listen to, and download, four other songs there. That's a lot of free goodness, if you're into slightly edgy folk music. They appear somewhat resistant to the comparison, but there really is a Simon and Garfunkel thing going on here, but fresh. I know they cite a heavy Leonard Cohen influence, but I didn't hear that in any of the cuts I listened to. Cohen, who I revere, is quite a bit rougher and lyrically more obscure than they are.
And of course, Cohen by his own admission can't sing for shit, and these guys vocalize like angels.