I heard Said the Whale this year as part of Canadian Blast which toured the UK promoting Canadian artists - I went to see another band, but Said the Whale just blew me away. They are just awesome - I love this album more than I can say! If you like Fleet Foxes, Mumford, Beirut, then give this a listen - they play very gorgeous happy folk/pop, and they are very much themselves and original in their sound, they seem to know where they want to go with their music and aren't influenced overtly, which makes me think it's only a matter of time before they break big, like Arcade Fire and Fleet Foxes, who also did their own thing. Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft are the song writers and lead singers, great lyricists, great tunes! If I had to pick, stand-out tracks for me are False Creek Change, A Cold Night Close to the End, B. C. Orienteering, Emerald lake, AB. There is also an earlier album, Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia that for a first album is stunningly assured and one of my favourite tracks of their's is on it, The Light Is You, one of the sweetest and shortest love songs you'll ever hear! (watch the great video on YouTube).