The Apples in Stereo hit the scene in a big way with their debut album Fun Trick Noisemaker. Listening to this album now, it's hard to believe how cohesive the band's vision was from the word "go."
The Apples in Stereo made their name by writing excellent songs and playing them like the 60's never stopped happening. This is pure pop goodness that very few bands would be capable of creating, and certainly not on their first try. Take a listen to "Glowworm" and if it doesn't move you, I can't help you.
Baleeted? Never. Pure pop must be protected like an endangered species.