Finland's impeccably dressed Cats on Fire will always have a place in my easily-embarrassed heart as
the first band to quote this blog onstage, at least while I was in the
room. The band are back with their first album in two years, Our Temperance Movement, which will be released on March 11 in Europe and perhaps elsewhere. The record's first downloadable taster, "Letters from a Voyage to Sweden," has just been set forth upon the internet, and it's quite a catchy little number — no surprise, really. The arrangement is especially nice, with arpeggiated 12-string acoustic guitars in the chorus, and glockenspiel near the end that gives it an Eggstone sort of vibe.
You can get Cats on Fire's lovely 2007 album, The Province Complains, via indiepages.