Why? Because I discovered them at the back of a Scott Pilgrim book. Normally when I randomly find a new artist I didn’t know about, I’ll be happy if I walk away with one or two new songs. With these guys I feel like I’ve found a gold mine.
It’s like you’re hanging out with your best friend in his basement and he’s telling you what dumb story happened to him today, only he’s got a guitar and sometimes a back up band. And then he’ll sing you a sweet song without being too sentimental, will sneak a smile out of you, and then make you say WTF?
And he keeps winning nominations for best album, songwriter, single… you know. Just though, in Canada.
Go on, listen to your new best friend.