Tuesday, September 30, 2008

If It's Fall It Must Be Twee

Screens is the name of the Chop Chop’s new album. Like its predecessor, the songs combine pop, rock, and electronica, with influences ranging from the 1930s to the Bee Gees to Run DMC, and somehow sound ridiculously huggable.

This time around the band used quaintly analog instruments like the French horn, keymonica, and a toy Zylophone have been tossed into the mix alongside cranky, craggy digital synthesizers and electric guitars. The result is a record that will make you laugh, will make you cry, will make you dance, and it will haunt you and mysteriously force its way to the beginning of your iPod shuffle queue.

Screens is the sound of the seasons changing from summer to fall and it's sugary sweet little songs will warm the cockles of your heart. After hearing Chop Chop's record I've come to the conclusion that not only is 2008 the Summer of Twee, but it's well on the way to becoming the Fall of Twee as well.

Download: Northern Armies
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