TGIF: Dark Horses

Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs.”

Last Sunday the improbable bohemian musical project from Montreal, Arcade Fire, won the Grammy for album of the year.  They beat out multi-platinum performers Katy Perry, Eminem and Lady Gaga.  Finishing ahead any one of them would have been a feat.

In other good Grammy news involving Canadian artists, Stratford’s Justin Bieber mercifully did not win best new artist.  That went to another outsider, Esperanza Spalding.  (Thanks to Kori Pop for the tip on just how amazing she is.)  You can see Esperanza after the jump.  She plays the upright bass, which she makes croon.

Esperanza Spalding, “Little Fly”

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