The Dears are a big (as in there are at least 6 of them) "collective" of Montreal area musicians that make music just as big. I really like their latest album, 2008's Missiles, especially this opening track:
which will wrap up podcast #6 which is nearly done. You can find it free on the Dangerbird Amazon MP3, which has lots of other great songs on it too.
They are working on a new album and here's a shot of them live playing / working on a cut from it called Omega Dog. It is epic, as can be expected from this group.