Whispertown2000, who just followed up their debut, Livin’ in a Dream, with the wonderful Swim, have a lot of fans. In three years, they’ve toured with Bright Eyes and Jenny Lewis, garnered accolades from Conor Oberst, worked with members of the Postal Service and signed to Gillian Welch’s Acony Records as the icon’s first acquisition.

In case there’s any doubt, let me just say, they’re pretty damn good, and anyone at the Echo found out. Call it roots music, indie Americana, bluegrass-inspired folk rock, alt-country, whatever. It’s moody, it’s catchy and you can sway, dance and sing along to it.

Founder and frontwoman Morgan Nagler’s voice soars and cracks in the most sexy of ways; brothers Tod and Casey Wisenbaker bring those strummin’ and pickin’ roots a-comin’ on guitar and bass; and drummer Vanesa Corbala colors in haunting shades with her background vocals. If you don’t already have it, buy this L.A. band’s sophomore album for a new take on old-time music ... and see what all the whispering is about.