Fans of Radiohead, Blur, and Morrissey might want to check out this band from Montreal. Today's MP3s are all taken from their second LP, No Cities Left (2004), since I didn't much care for their first album (End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, 2000). These guys do tend to wear their influences on their collective sleeve. "Warm and Sunny Days," for instance, while highly pleasant, might as well be ripped from Blur's The Great Escape. To be sure, though, this is a band to watch, as it may be just a matter of time before they find their own voice and run with it.
"Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe"/The Dears
"Don't Lose the Faith"/The Dears
"Warm and Sunny Days"/The Dears