According to the band’s website, Toronto’s The I Spies:
Who am I to disagree? No one, so I won’t. After listening today, I’m buying it hook, line, and sinker. This album will be a indie hit. Catchy, catchy pop goodness; post-punk guitar pop, reminiscent of early 80s British rock. Call them the Canadian Interpol if you must, or the Canadian Franz Ferdinand if that further helps. As someone who hasn’t gotten into either of those bands much though, there’s something I find more genuine in the crunchy guitar and hook-laden craftsmanship of what I’ve heard from “In the Night”, the debut from The I Spies (five songs are streaming at the band’s website, specifically here). There’s an additional song at Myspace, although the sound quality isn’t as good.
Listen, and remember, you heard it first here. Out March 11th in Canada. Also, watch this space for a review of another new Canadian band, Modernboys Moderngirls, released yesterday February 23rd.