April 18, 2005

The Happy Couple "Fools in Love"

Janehoney and Tom Hilverkus are a happy couple who, together, make up The Happy Couple. They make pretty indie-pop that's reminiscent of a bit more mature Sarah Records act or a less caffeinated-laced Pipas. Their music's as sunny as the sunny day they sing about in "Another Sunny Day" (hmmm, can't make any Sarah comments, can we now?). Jane sings with a sweet croon, and Tom backs her quite nicely. Occasionally they get a little rowdy, such as on the charming "Hopeless Case" and "The Pop Kid," and I like it! I like their softer side, too, and "Don't Call It" is quite nice. These two are one Gail O'Hara photo session away from being the next big indie-pop stars! Another charming band, this happy couple!

--Joseph Kyle

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