The first time I heard Noah and the Whale, I was immediately hooked. It’s hard not to like a band with a name that instantly makes me smile, and to top it off, their music is equal parts indie and pop – just how I like it. Now they’re ready to push the envelope by introducing a new album through moving images. “The First Days of Spring” is a film and album so distinctly sharp, witty and romantic, there’s no doubt in my mind these boys are doing exactly what they’re meant to be doing and it absolutely blows my mind (and ears). Brilliant is an understatement. Hey bands, can we please have more of this?