I was skeptical at first, but I'm diggin' that Yeasayer tune now that it's kicked in.
There's a lot of cool shtuff coming into my sphere that I missed from '09.
Firstly, why did I hear nothing about Bear in Heaven until everyone's top 10 lists came in?
Also, did anyone know that Ryan Gosling has a music project? I'm already a huge fan of the acting career so maybe I'm a bit biased, but I'm really impressed. It's like a goth pop doo wop get down that's weighted by a children's choir, of all things. Gosling sings and plays piano. Everything's a bit green and the tempo-template of the album (fast-fast-sloooooow...fast!) quickly loses its power, but overall, there's some smart melodies going on here on the friendlier side of goth. Certainly much more inventive than what I've yet heard from any current actor-turned-musician. I get a definite Nick Cave influence from the album's title track. As for the linked vid, this live performance from the album wrap party is much better than the studio cut...
Dead Man's Bones - In The Room Where You Sleep
you're so natural