If you've heard CVB at all, you've probably heard "Take the Skinheads bowling" from their first album, released back in the mid 80's.
That set them out as a quirky college band, and that's an impression that has stuck with them ever since. Yet behind the novelty lies some fine musicianship, and an eclectic set of influences, from ska to punk to psychedelia to jazz to folk. I like them a lot.
You can listen to a bit of virtually every song they've ever released free of charge on their downloads page.
They also have an interesting blog.
I hope they come to play the UK again. I'd love to see them live.