If you dig early Costello, Big Star, Posies and your usual poptopia suspects you can put the Lovers right in the line-up. Their soaring guitars and sweeping vocal stylings drift you to different places like Peter Pan in the night could in theory make-up lines like “classic school girls and circus clowns”. A little dream pop never hurt anybody it’s a good thing they found some magic in the basement. The opener “Talon Show” is a acoustic ditty that is sweet as much as it is a vicious little love song. The regular mix of “Little Giant” is destined to some commercial placement that has the potential to bring these guys out of obscurity. It’s a pollination of Pernice Brothers and The Shins but somehow the song craft is all their own. Don’t get fooled by the “Walk This Way” beat as it takes a life of it’s own with this Haircut 100 feel. The thing is about guitar pop music; by it’s very nature it can’t exist on it’s own as it lives in a fishbowl that all these cats keep pawing at, trying to tip the water but the illusivenes little buggers are fast and ever changing colors. We’re happy to just listen and stare to the action over and over again as these songs are like charms on your high-school sweetheart’s wrist you can treasure for another 10 years!
Check them out live at their last farewell show in 2005
The Pop Sounds of The Big Bigger Lovers:
You, You, You MP3 from This Affair Never Happened… (2004) [BUY]
A Simple How Are You_ MP3 from Honey In The Hive (2002) [Buy]
Little Giant (Dub Goddess Version) MP3 from the Maxi Single (2011) [BUY IT!] 5 songs $4.00.
Misuser MP3 By Gerrymander Bob from Meat Town Shimmy Disc (1993)
Never Gonna Tell MP3 by Diane Linkletter Experience from too hard to DISGUISE Vital Cog Records (2000) Recorded by Brad Morrison
Halo MP3 By Sonny Sixkiller from this is your heaven. Features Bret on drums and songstress Kara Lafty guitar/vocals (Vital Cog 2000)
Love Plus One MP3 by Haircut 100 from Pelican West (1982)
One by One All Day MP3 by The Shins from Oh, Inverted World (2001) [BUY]
There Goes The Sun MP3 By Pernice Brothers from Discover a Lovelier You (2005) [Buy]