This band is either criminally unknown and under appreciated, or perfectly protected from the irony dripping slags that have taken over hip culture these days. I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm hoping for the latter. The group started in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978 and is still alive and kicking today, with only a few dips in quality in the late 80's. You can hear their strummy, experimental pop influence in bands like Pavement, MGMT, Yo La Tengo, and Guided by Voices . If I've piqued your interest in them The Clean Anthology would be a good place to start as it collects a lot of hard to find singles and EP's. The Boodle Boodle Boodle EP is also a real whiz-banger.