The Sub Pop babe band return
with a bento box of four sunny, pop-punk-garage tunes (including a Smiths
cover) produced with a Spector-tacular Wall of Sound treatment by Richard Gottehrer,
with the assistance of Raveonette Sune Rose Wagner. Gottehrer, who penned “My
Boyfriend’s Back” and “I Want Candy” and produced albums by Blondie, The
Go-Go’s and the Raveonettes, also produced their previous album, I Will Be. Engaging him was like having
a wall full of day-glo posters and realizing, “Hey, let’s get a black light!”
It’s all lush, plush and lovely sounding.
The title song alone is worth
the price of admission. “Take Care of My Baby” revisits the love song ballads
of the early ‘60s and their version of “There Is A Light” slaps on a fresh coat
of paint. It adds up to a great spring tonic to help shake off the last icy
grip of a miserable winter.
DOWNLOAD: “He Gets Me High,” “There Is A Light” BARRY ST. VITUS