Thursday, March 16, 2006

Boy, Can't You See We're Through?

It's obvious that girl-pop and I are not going to be through any time soon.

My newest love is the Pipettes' "You're Kisses Are Wasted On Me," which can be downloaded here (via Fluxblog) for a short time. You can also stream it and other Pipettes songs on their myspace page. If visuals are your thing, the video for "Your Kisses..." can be seen here (via YouTube).

The song starts out as pretty typical girl-pop fare; cheer-like shouts to the backbeat of handclaps and rhythmic pounding. I immediately liked it. Certaintly something I'd dance to, though nothing amazing. A bit bratty sounding.

But then! That chorus! I've heard a few Pipettes songs before, and never did I expect such a lovely voice. Seriously, where did that come from? I knew they could craft a nice hook, and knew their way around vocal harmony--but this? Wow! It's catchy, gorgeous, and delightful.

The combination of punk-girl spunk and almost 50's doo wop vocals is very interesting indeed. Modern, but classically catchy. I love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:19 PM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger Amy said...

Um, do I know you? And if you're looking for pornography, I think you're on the wrong site.

2:27 PM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger Lis said...

I think you just like the song for your obsessive handclap love.

4:50 AM, March 17, 2006  
Blogger Matthew Perpetua said...

The girl who sings the chorus on that song is a somewhat recent addition to the band, so that's some explanation as to why some of the older songs didn't really hit those giddy heights.

9:54 AM, March 21, 2006  

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