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ARTIST
TITLE
Lady Grey
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
MOTEER 006CD MOTEER 006CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/12/2006

Minimum Chips are an Australian five piece, and after a slew of Aussie-only releases, they have finally joined the Moteer family. Lady Grey is a collection of tracks taken from their Sound Asleep EP and Kitchen Tea Thankyou release, and gives the perfect introduction to one of down-under's best kept secrets. The first thing you hear from these tracks is the band's deft and undeniable ability to create classic pop music; in the same way that Stereolab and Broadcast have wowed us with their '60s swooning and lilting analog pop sensibilities, Minimum Chips are the next in line to win over our hearts and souls. We can only assume it's the perpetual sun that does it, but there's a baked, warming vibe present on this album that their contemporaries can only hint at, and a home-cooked feeling which makes it so much more honest. This release starts with "Cold Afternoon," a slice of pop perfection with nods to Low, Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg in its smoldering and sultry half-tempo swing. Organs slice through heartbreaking vocals and tape saturated percussion to create something memorable and gorgeous. Another high point is the dream pop excess of "Know You Too Well," which squashes the influence of Stereolab and the Concretes into a carefree ode to brighter days and lighter moments. Another incredible addition to the already reliable Moteer catalog, this is an album to re-affirm your love of life, and to take you singing and dancing into the autumn months.