Hoping For Cold WeatherJanuary 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Posted in 7 inch, Music, Vinyl | 4 Comments
Tags: Happy Happy Birthday to Me, Sweater Girls
In his review of the new Sweater Girls single the Heaven is Above Your Head blog brought up how the drums in their songs could possible be the worst ever in the recorded history of pop. For some reason that made me laugh. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they are the worst ever maybe a bit monochromatic but I think that adds to their charm. They’re kind of fluffy and fuzzy like a frayed polyester sweater of the vintage type. Probably found in some junk shop having been thrown out after being found in someone’s attic and rescued by the Sweater Girls.
Los Angeles’ Sweater Girls evoke that time in our not so distant history when girls were breaking out of the sterile confines of the 50’s and recording technology wasn’t so great so I can forgive them for the drums. Their understated melodies and charming guitars also go a long way in making me overlook the rudimentary recording. As with the first single, Athens, Georgia label Happy Happy Birthday To Me are doing the honors for their second single. It’s another three songs that easily rival their first single.