I accidentally stumbled into Chairlift during Pop Montreal -- I had no idea who they were, but I was intrigued by the homemade, photo-copied sleeves of their singles. I missed their set, but those singles are among the year's best.
The trio had their beginnings at college in Boulder, CO, but they've since settled in Brooklyn where they've become part of an exciting circuit of new bands like Yeasayer and MGMT. At first I simply described the band as "weird shit," but realizing that wasn't very effective, I settled on something that made much more sense -- 25th century folktronica. These are the tunes that will get Buck Rogers on the dance floor.
[mp3] "Doves of Summer"