Now here’s a find long overdue.

Ylva Lindberg and Niklas Gustafsson are better known as Friday Bridge. Combined, the two have been holding true to their native country’s promise of perfection with buoyant, bouncy electro-fied indie-pop since 2004.

As evidenced in their latest single, “Shanghai Shipping,” the group’s sound can be likened to laying fellow Swede Lykke Li‘s vocals atop Cut Copy‘s bouncy debut, Bright Like Neon Love. This particular track evokes elements of Li’s “Until We Bleed,” though replacing the poignant, stringed background with a big, bright synthesizer.

The group will be releasing their second album, Bite My Tongue, in February ’09. And yes, you can consider this a MuuMuse approved “One to Watch” for the new year.

Make sure to grab their single, as well as the nu-disco mix by Dumb Dan, guaranteed to have you prompting your peers with “Can’t you even be afraid?” over and over again.

DL: Friday Bridge – Shanghai Shipping (Mediafire)
DL: Friday Bridge – Shanghai Shipping (Dumb Dan Remix Radio Edit) (Mediafire)

Oh, and do make sure to mosey over to their Musical MySpace to hear more sensational cuts.