Chinese Food Toronto ON June 7 to 9

Going on a whim for this band was definitely one of the best decisions of the fest. Walking into the set blind, they sound a lot like Wolf Parade on a basic level (vocally, melodically), except that I immediately like Chinese Food. Pulling off a vaguely recognisable cover of “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” doesn’t hurt either, and their chilled out peaks coupled with a keyboardist who invokes the gawkiest of awesome chromatic blues, and alternately rocks the sugar pop synths can definitely please a crowd. Not hard stuff to let slip into the background though.