Sounds Like: Belle and Sebastian, Page France, Wilco, The Apples in stereo, Mercury Rev
Bio: National Steel is the solo recording project of singer/songwriter/producer Michael Hattem. The first album, Anhedonia, was an innovative record that was very much a "studio album," taking Hattem's rootsy Americana-based songs and dressing them up in orchestral instruments, mellotrons, synths, and...See Full Bio
"Greatness in this genre is rare, since it is pretty easy to mimic and there are many people that are pretty good at it. Petty is a mimic, really, and not a pioneering artist. National Steel, with the voice and lyrical nuance, seems to be the real deal."