June 23, 2004

Pipas "Bitter Club"

Pipas! Yay! This dynamic duo really makes some fun, concise pop music. Literally. Their excellent album A Cat Escaped was ten songs in twenty minutes, every one a winner, too! Bitter Club is their new single, but for Pipas, with six songs at eleven minutes, it's almost an album! I have a major pop crush on Mark and Lupe, and this little nugget isn't helping that obsession. From the sweet love-letter of "Minilife" to the slow-dance worthy "South," the sweet jangle-pop of "Jean C" or "Bitter Club," easily Mark's best-ever song so far, Bitter Club packs quite a quick indiepop-punch, and it's so good that you can listen to it two or three times in a row and it won't feel at all repetitive. Another winning Matinee record--can't wait to hear more! (Maybe a reissue of that really great Chunnel Autumnal, perhaps?)

--Joseph Kyle

Artist Website: http://www.plumasbouncer.com/llc
Label Website: http://www.indiepages.com/matinee

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