The amount of times I've played this lovely Toronto band since I met them in the beginning of October is grossly disproportionate to the number of times I've written on them here. The situation begs to be rectified, so here we are with one of their fantastic new tracks, Funny Games.

A bit of R+B, a bit of electro, a bit of pop and catchy as hell.
Grab a free download above or here.

This shouldn't go without mentioning their equally awesome EP It's Never Not Happening, which follows in a similar stylistic vein as Funny Games, but manages to successfully reach across a range of genres as well.
The EP is also available for free over at

10's 10

UC's 10 of 2010 list!
Caribou and Kanye are tied for first, the rest follow in a loose order.

Swim Caribou
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West
Say It Born Ruffians
Clinging to a Scheme The Radio Dept.
Contra Vampire Weekend
Champ Tokyo Police Club
Astro Coast Surfer Blood
Congratulations MGMT
The Drums The Drums
Hippies Harlem

Honorable Mentions (not LPs):

It's Never Not Happening EP, Gentleman's Club; Funny Games
First Rate People

If You Wanna, Wrecking Bar (Ra Ra Ra), Blow it Up; Post Break Up Sex
The Vaccines

Ra Ra Ra!

UK upstarts The Vaccines seem to be taking the scene by storm lately, thanks to lots of NME press. Get this: they've got virtually no internet presence, only three songs available and have been booked to headline Bowery Ballroom in New York next month. Not too bad for a couple of underground lo-fi rock & rollers from London!

Surely a group to watch in 2011.

Great New Demo: If You Wanna
First Single: Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
b/w Blow it Up