I heard the Softlightes on Indie a few weeks ago and fell pretty hard for "Town Called Blue", a melancholic pop track filled with dusty drum brushes, sad echoey vocals and this ridiculously catchy little keyboard riff.
Their debut album is on iTunes, and bears the sage title: "Say No! To Being Cool Say Yes! To Being Happy". Best. Title. Ever.
They just announced a show at Tangier March 9th with El Ten Eleven and Papillon, but one can obtain a little Softlightes fix with their first video, which is so meticulously stop-motion-animated that Michel Gondry is likely planning their assassinations out of pure hotblooded jealousy.