Seriously, just listen to this, it’s beautiful as shit. The Paper Kites are an indie folk band from Melbourne, consisting of Sam Bentley (from Best Before), Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Sam Rasmussen and Josh Bentley.
This is the first album of 2012 that I can’t stop listening to, especially this song. They’re being compared a lot to Metronomy and Hot Chip (who happen to be two of my favorite bands), and I can definitely hear the the similarity. This song reminds me a lot of Hot Chip, from the tongue in cheek lyrics, to the duel vocals which even sound a bit like Taylor and Goddard from Hot Chip.
I kinda love anything that blends a sort of R&B/pop sensibility with electro/alt, like again Hot Chip, or Class Actress, Niki & the Dove, or TEED, I tend to dig that sort of thing more often than not. There’s something about a nice danceable beat combined with nice slow harmony that satisfies me on a deep level. Also, it’s kinda sexy music.