Alvin Band may bear more than a slight resemblance to Animal Collective, but if you're going to sound like any band, it might as well be them right? The difference for me is that they've got more of an obvious appeal, whereas it often takes several listens for an AC song to truely infest itself in your brain. Miniature Tigers' Rick Schaier is the man behind this, and he provides the vocals, instrumentals, and percussion...all with his mouth. Strange? Yes. Effective? Hell yes.