The Chapin Sisters
The Chapin Sisters are sisters Abigail, Jessica and Lily. They are a Los Angeles-based folk trio that sing beautiful melancholy music that reminds me very much of the many folk-country classics.
I first discovered them when on one of my many recent searches for great cover songs. It seems that Britney Spears' "Toxic" has become the new "it" song to cover. Admittedly, it is one of the few songs by her I think deserves to be covered though, and the covers I have heard have all been so great that you almost wish Britney hadn't gotten her hands on it first! Perhaps my favorite version is The Chapin Sisters version, which you can download on their MySpace page. You can also hear a cover of Madonna's "Borderline" which is equally beautiful.
Their website offered a few tracks of their own and I must say they are just as beautiful. Their new album is entitled the "Lake Bottom LP" and was released this year.