Most of my friends got the fuck out
In the exodus of the year
Now it's just me and you in dim winterlight
Straining ourselves to hear
Those three stupid words, I haven't said
While calling you out at night
Canadian indie pop outfit Royal Canoe were one of the more interesting acts we saw at this year's SXSW. They brought an eclectic, at times jarring, but mostly fun sound to their set. Listening to their albums, like 2013's Today We're Believers, you get the sense that there is some cohesion alongside all the diverse layers and quirky songwriting. "Exodus Of The Year" for example stands out and reminds me quite a bit of the work put out by bands like Of Montreal, Cloud Cult and Anathallo.