Monday, 15 February 2010

Sourpatch – Crushin’

A four piece from San Jose, Sourpatch do the twee knock kneed version of C86, but it’s endearingly cute rather than lamely pastiche. The songs are kept short, the melodies no more complicated than is necessary and the musicianship rudimentary, because they know that’s all that’s needed. There are many reasons to recommend this album, but here are just a few. Never (Ever Ever) Enough is a racing melody, cruising female vocals and a zippy tune. He’s Succeeding skips along like indie skiffle, Outer Space has an effervescent zing and the shambolic and somewhat out of tune Toothache that charms despite itself. All good stuff.

Crushin’ is out now on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records

Sourpatch myspace is here

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