I fully admit, there have been times where I have listened to a new band based entirely on their name, and that was precisely the case when I came across Seattle band Math and Physics Club. It also helped that I loved the title of their album at the time: I Shouldn't Look As Good As I Do. I was quickly won over by their charming, twee indie-pop and songs like "We're So DIY" and "Love or Loneliness" and became a fan.
Flash forward to now, when the band is releasing a comprehensive 16-track B-sides and rarities collection called In This Together, songs that have gone unreleased from the bands ten-plus year span. It also includes a brand new song "Coastal California 1985" which you can hear below, highlighting the band's bouncy guitars and swelling harmonies.
Now I'm just hoping they finally venture across the border for an overdue Vancouver show sometime.