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Who Invented Love?

The Young Playthings

Catalogue: STA036. Smalltown America.

Tracks

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1 Kimberly Renee
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
2 Hot Sex With A Girl I Love
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
3 So Good So Bad... So Good!
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
4 She's A Rebel
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
5 Just A Fool
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
6 Tune
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
7 Cold Cold Heart
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
8 Last Night In Los Angeles
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
9 Ship Shapes
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
10 The American West
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy
11 Never Let You Go
mp3 69p Buy
lossless 79p Buy

Description:

Aided and abetted by producer Andy Dragazis (The Pipettes, Blue States), the fiercely DIY ethos that fuelled TYPs' first 3 singles has been refined and expanded upon to create an album that crackles and bursts with a hyperactive youthful enthusiasm for love and life that's reassuringly tempered by a world-weary spirit of adventure that yearns for the safety of home.

Additional Information:

Aided and abetted by producer Andy Dragazis (The Pipettes, Blue States), the fiercely DIY ethos that fuelled TYPs' first 3 singles has been refined and expanded upon to create an album that crackles and bursts with a hyperactive youthful enthusiasm for love and life that's reassuringly tempered by a world-weary spirit of adventure that yearns for the safety of home.

'Kimberly Renee' and 'Hot Sex With A Girl I Love' open proceedings with the super-catchy and inventive guitar pop TYP are known for. 'So Good, So BadSo Good!' melds organ-driven, icy doo wop pop (a la 'I've Told Every Little Star' in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive) with orch-pop kings Superchunk's latter day majestic pop brilliance, while 'Just A Fool' soars with Badalamenti-esque spaghetti western strings and lap steel set to a ballad of lonesome heartache. 'Tune' bruises the heart (and ears) in the way only doomed long-distance romance can, culminating in a happy-sad guitar 'n' brass fanfare that leaves 'Last Night In Los Angeles' to pick up the pieces courtesy of its playful Princely funk chorus and carefree carnival percussion. And then, the grand finale: 'The American West' is an epic adventure through the American heartland that conjures comparisons to Bruce Springsteen's 'Jungeland' while 'Never Let You Go' - a heart-wrenching paean to lost love - dizzily swirls beneath a delicate musical tapestry of strings, bells and keys.

Press:

"Welcome to a harmony-led paradise; let them in and their victory is a swift and painless one." 8/10 - Drowned In Sound

"Smalltown America's court jesters/goodtime fanciers are still worth the while should the idea of a Weezer/Superchunk-esque power-pop outfit reimagining a David Lynch soundtrack appeal. Which it should." - Sweeping The Nation

"'Who Invented Love?' shows that exploring the pleasures and perils of life through guitar music can transcend cliché and the band-as-brand commercialism we've come to expect from the stagnant indie climate." 4/5 - Playlouder



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