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by The Posies

Nice Cheekbones And A Ph.D.: semi acoustic EP due to Houston Party Records third anniversary. Five songs with all the appearance of being simple but really drawn up. Brilliant tracks as Matinée to start up the album and a good surprise: the first Posies
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Matinée
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2. Chainsmoking in the U.S.A.
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3. With those eyes
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4. No consolation
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5. Lady friend
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Album Notes
Undoubtedly, the posies are the best power pop band of all times. The Posies come from Seattle but they make a certain kind of pop that one could take as universal. Characterised by a skilful use of shinny guitars and perfect vocal harmonies, the band has gain a huge fan-base worldwide.
Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow founded the band 15th years ago and since then they have displayed a great music evolution with each new album: "Failure", "Dear 23", "Frosting on the beater", "Amazing Disgrace" (their consolidation album), "Success", "Alive Before The Iceberg" or their legacy as a band "Success + Nice Cheekbones And A Ph.D".
Both Jon and Ken have taken great care of their solo career. Ken is highly experienced as a producer at Sub Pop Records or for different Spanish bands of Houston Party Records as Parkinson D.C and Gallygows. He has also worked for us as A & R for our label (thanks to him we found the talent of artists such as Swag, Death Cab For Cutie, Doug Powell, Damien Jurado...)
Yet up and running the band has always been considered a unique source for pop gems. We could say they excel as wranglers on creating perfect pop songs. That's why we know that they are a landmark in the North American contemporary indie pop. And we are proud to have work with them!


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The Posies still got it!
Somehow, the Posies managed to break up, reform, and still be better than most bands out there. This EP is mostly acoustic, a bit of a surprise after the electric guitar extravaganzas of "Frosting on the Beater" and "Amazing Disgrace", but they make the transition well. It's not quite as good as either of those two albums, but it stands up well against the rest of their admirable back catalogue. Excelsior!

Bruce Lomet (CHINASKI)

This is one of the great unappreciated bands of the last 20 years
Ken and Jon's harmonies are as gorgeous as always, as is the acoustic sound, occasionally puntuated with an electric guitar. What you will find on this CD is the usual stellar writing, playing and singing. If you like great, thoughtful pop music, pick this one up. And if you don't have the rest of The Posies library, what are you waiting for?! This is one of the great unappreciated bands of the last 20 years.