Friday, October 3, 2008

All Girl Summer Fun Band, "New in Town"

Impressionistic lovers' rock to take the edge off. With the first chills of fall — and a new, surely inferior album — why not? "New in Town" comes from the 2001 debut, a cuddly conga line of pop whimsy that points to all points Northwest. They're based in Portland, but they get around: "Canadian Boyfriend" said as much; see also "Down South, 10 Hours, I-5." This one tracks a peripatetic crush from the grocery store to the punk-rock show, all anxious and obsessed. But the third verse speaks truth to puppy love: appearances can be deceiving.

"New in Town"

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