Forget Neko Case, this is the New Pornographers kid with the dope hooks:
AC Newman - The Town Halo 4.4mb, 192kbps
Carl Newman just released his solo album, The Slow Wonder. It's power pop plus awesome. The album is full of songs at least as great as this, but 'The Town Halo' sounds immediately genius:
"Back from the program, an all girl Jesus
we're proud to say, we loved her to pieces"
Okay, it doesnt read that well, but in the song it is revelatory. Honest.