For just two people, fantastically named Winnipeg pop crew Telepathic Butterflies sure make a hell of a racket. There's no Inbreds-style minimalism here. The drums-and-guitars duo of Jacques Dubois and Réjean Ricard build their songs up into full-fledged mod pop epics on this debut disc, adding layers and layers of instrumentation but still keeping the arrangements clean and uncluttered. Strings slide in when necessary, but what's so impressive about the 12 tunes on Nine Songs is how fully developed they are. No corners are cut, and every note seems to have been thought out months in advance. Nice one.