|All Artists: Pitty Sing|
Title: Pitty Sing
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Or. Music
Release Date: 1/25/2005
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Genres: Pop, Rock
Pitty Sing, a four-piece out of New York named for an evil cat in a Flannery O'Connor short story, is part of a new breed of indie bands set on reviving the angular, bizarrely romantic mood of late-'80s new wave and post-p... more »
Pitty Sing, a four-piece out of New York named for an evil cat in a Flannery O'Connor short story, is part of a new breed of indie bands set on reviving the angular, bizarrely romantic mood of late-'80s new wave and post-punk. The group, led by broody front man Paul Holmes, has a few tricks up its sleeve, though. While influences loom large, flipping from Morrissey on darker tracks like "Go Cry" to Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds on less tortured numbers, Pitty Sing puts on a brave front and charges forthright into the current decade as well. In Holmes' distinctly British vocals, retained despite a stateside upbringing, edges of the melodic crooning bands like Keane have made their signature transfer. This debut is a strung-out affair that meanders too close to the weird at times (the unnamed track 13 is a Darth Vader-ish spoken-word interlude), but it's promising, too: Naughty lyrics ("Radio") and funny ones throughout flesh out a disc not just for the new order of sunken-hearted nostalgics. --Tammy La Gorce
It would do you good...to buy this album!
Mark | Michigan | 04/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Last year, I picked up a copy of The Killers 'Hot Fuss', and was very impressed with the sound the New York band afforded to it's listeners. Not only was it fresh and vibrant with it's colorful style, but it lay heavily in the realm of the reviving New Wave sound of music. It wasn't a surprise when New York spit out another group which carried the same, highly-energized, New Wavish sound which not only topped The Killers debut album, in my opinion, but succeeded in helping the doors be thrown wide open for the present onslaught of New Wave-based bands.
Pitty Sing work strongly together, blending sounds so successfully, that it's a 'pitty' they didn't hit the scene earlier. But, don't fret, with the music they present in their debut album, Pitty Sing are more than deserving of the main-stay which lies ahead of them.
As for lyrics, each song has it's own raw touch to it, dishing out a helping of forelorness, alongside touches of anger and dispute with every-day life. Check out "Telephone", "Motherlover" and "Radio" for ever-so-catchy glimpses into the lyricism and musicianship of Pitty Sing."
A random buy, and I'm glad!
Chris Ochman | Stafford, VA | 05/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So I saw this sitting around at work, and I just decided to pick it up. It looked interesting, and I had heard the song "Radio", and I liked it, but wasn't like totally all over it.
Let's just say that "Radio" is not the best song on the CD. It's one of the songs I skip over when listening to the others.
The OTHER songs on this album?
True gems. Really awesome and his voice is really good. I like the way it sounds, and it fits the music well.
My favorite tracks have to be "We're On Drugs" and "CTWYL". Mind-blowing lyrics, and the music, with strings and everything is just simply amazing. I never expected something this great from just a random CD.
Oh...it's rock. Kinda like Kasabian, has that old feel to it, but it's gooooood stuff. Really."
Pretty Darn Good!
Karlene Rogers | Los Angeles, CA (originally, NYC and the Caribbean | 03/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up this album based on an interview I read with the band (shout out to Syl Tang of HipGuide's HipBites). I must say it's a VERY solid album and I like more songs the more I listen. The album is heavily influenced, not only by 80's groups, but I also hear some Hooverphonic, The Verve and Seal in some of the tracks as well. My favorite tracks are 2,3, 4, 6, 9 and 14. Just great lyrics and/or hooks. I highly recommend it! Pick it up!"