Reasons this band is so good:
1. They are Canadian
2. They are part of three genres: indie rock, new wave, post-punk revival.
3. Their song Black Sheep was featured in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
4. They write their own songs, with their lead singer Emily Haines contributing most of the lyrics. She also has really amazing style.
5. They include a synthesizer, and a theremin.
6. They have been based in Montreal, New York, London, and Los Angeles.
7. Some of their songs like Poster of a Girl include french lyrics... affiche d'une fille.
8. They reference the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in their song Gimme Sympathy.
9. Their album Fantasies was short-listed for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for Canadian album of the year, and won Alternative Album of the year at the 2010 Juno Awards and Group of the Year.
10. Listen to Combat Baby.
Other formidable songs include: Grow up and Blow Away, Dead Disco, Help I'm Alive, (Eclipse) All Yours, Sick Muse, Gold Guns Girls, Stadium Love, Front Row, Monster Hospital