It's difficult to know how seriously to take Sydney, Australia's DAPPLED CITIES (sometimes: DAPPLED CITIES FLY). On their MySpace, they categorize what they do as "Comedy/Classical Opera and Vocal/Showtunes." The members of the band are said to be DIRK STRONGHOLD, TIT TITTYCOURT, HUGE BOYCE, THE NUDE COOK and ANEX WHORE. Uh-huh. Exactly.
Elsewhere, their music is described as "art rock" and "experimental pop." Judging from their 2006 release, GRANDDANCE, I'd say these labels pretty much fit the shoe (or vice-versa) (or whatever). I did, however, find the songs below quite accessible -- especially the call-and-response charmer "Vision Bell."
DAPPLED CITIES on MySPACE.
DAPPLED CITIES in the U.S. >>>
Oct 11 2007 8:00P/Crocodile Cafe w/Figurines/Seattle, Washington
Oct 12 2007 8:00P/Media Club w/Figurines/Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 13 2007 8:00P/Berbatis w/Figurines/Portland, Oregon
Oct 15 2007 8:00P/Bottom Of The Hill w/Figurines/San Francisco, California
Oct 16 2007 8:00P/Spaceland w/Figurines/Los Angeles, California
Oct 17 2007 8:00P/Club Congress w/Figurines/Tucson, Arizona
Oct 19 2007 8:00P/Emos w/Figurines/Austin, Texas
Oct 20 2007 8:00P/Cavern Club w/Figurines/Dallas, Texas
Oct 23 2007 8:00P/7th St Entry w/Figurines/Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 24 2007 8:00P/Schubas w/Figurines/Chicago, Illinois
[MP3] "Vision Bell"
[MP3] "The Eve The Girl"