Twin Cities musicians and raconteurs Chan Poling (The Suburbs) and John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic) are 2/3rds of The New Standards, a trio formed in 2005 to play and sing their favorite songs in a stripped-down, acoustic setting that also includes Steve Roehm (Billygoat, Electropolis). In addition to the music, John and Chan are top notch banterers who like to think (and audiences tend to agree) that they are very funny.