Saturday, January 09, 2010
Well last night's show at The Monkey House was super fantastic. Thanks to all that came out.
Here is the latest review of "The Coolest Thing About Love". Click here to go to I Was A Teenage Ghost Cat's review or read below. xo, Littlest
Vermont's The Smittens have turned American twee into an art. They're as soft as Ohio's Bears and as polished as Tullycraft. Three part harmonies utilizing the holy trinity of twee singing: The cute girl, the nerdy guy, and the dopey baritone. The effect is quite fetching. They call themselves "bubblegum," not twee, but this is just semantics.
The Coolest Thing About Love is the kind of album that grows on you. The sound quality may actually be too hi-fi for its own good. Fortunately, the songs themselves are incredibly infectious. I find myself singing "The Interstate" and "Baby Don't You Know" more often than I care to admit.
When the world gets a little too sharp at the edges, it's good to have a record like this in one's arsenal to make it a little softer for awhile.