Athens, Georgia based indiepop band associated with the Elephant 6 Recording Company; fronted by Kevin Barnes and named after a particularly bad breakup that happened when he went to go visit a long-distance girlfriend in, strangely enough, Montreal. This inauspicious beginning is more prominent on the band's first two LPs (Bedside Drama is, in fact, devoted entirely to one couple's dissolving relationship) but in the midst of all their sugary-sweet melodies and blissful harmonies is a very real sense of longing and wistfulness.

And then Kevin writes songs about baby spiders reincarnated as intergalactic horses and happy nuns and magnificently tall invisible trees. It all balances out in the end.

7" discography help from