The Deadline Shakes is a new band based out of the burgeoning Glasgow music scene. "Sweeten the Deal" is the band's first single, a delicious slice of indie folk-pop in the vein of the New Pornographers. (Side note: I also thought I heard a bit of Belle and Sebastian in there, but my wife said no. So there's that.) With lines like, "Because I'm lonely and desperate / How can you resist that?," it's got the witty, self-deprecating humor to match its sunny guitars.
"Sweeten the Deal" will be available for download on November 5 via Flowers in the Dustbin: