A shameless plug for Guillemots, an excellent band that includes a good friend of mine. The BBC says, "To those already in love with Guillemots, the record label bidding war and breathless music business buzz have come as no surprise. It all makes sense considering their eccentric invention and top-drawer songwriting that covers everything from joyous anthems to haunting heartbreakers." Michael Lomas, writing in PopMatters, calls From the Cliffs "the pop record of the year so far". And the spin from Spin isn't bad either.
Update, May 5: Guillemots live performance of "Trains to Brazil" on MTV from Toronto today. Warm reception. Cool!