The Juno-nominated indie pop act behind “Dead Hearts” joins Montreal-based Seoul, a melodic synth-pop outfit
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Who they are: a Juno-nominated Canadian indie-pop quintet
What they sound like: slick, sweet pop with an underlying rock edge—picture the Smiths smiling and bobbing their heads while listening to late Brian Wilson
Their debut: 2001’s Nightsongs, which paved the way for six more albums all buzzing with atmospheric synths and pensive lyrics
Their breakthrough: Heart, a critical success featuring the hit “Elevator Love Letter”
Their latest: 2014’s No One Is Lost, which carries an electronic edge largely because it was recorded in a studio above a banging discotheque
Where else you might have seen the band members: playing with fellow Canadian indie rockers (and their friends) Broken Social Scene
How Seoul probably fooled you: They’re actually from Montreal. In fact, none of the band members have even been to South Korea.
How their name still makes sense: It’s meant to conjure the bright lights and solitude of big cities.
How they describe their sound: “Blue, breathless, gentle, absolute.”
How they live up to that description: with subtle bass lines, lilting keyboards, jazz-like improvisation, and vocals that seem to echo across desert plains
How you’ve heard them: from singles such as the cinematic, melancholy, undeniably grooving “Stay With Us”