A new band pours talent into two songs with choruses that just won't quit. Also, best Bio Dome and Craigslist jokes ever to come out of the chamber-pop movement.
Over on MySpace, a scruffy little band called the Heaps emerges from the flaming wreckage of Elvis Costello (now spending several lifetimes in the purgatory of talk show hosting) and Belle & Sebastian (or, How I Found God and Lost Most of My Audience, by Stuart Murdoch) to make two irresistible songs: "Casual Encounters" and "William Baldwin: A Lament".
The other posted songs work well enough, but these first two gems are not only tuneful, they're therapy for the unbearable lightness of pop culture and Craigslist. Have a listen.
"Casual Encounters" and "William Baldwin: A Lament" [Streaming]