Patter Stats [Self-Titled]
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From the sound of it, this is the sort of band you have to see live to get a good feel for them, because it takes some effort to get over the "dude-in-a-basement" quality level of recording here before you can really get into this album. All sound issues aside, the tunes are great, a sort of belty indie-pop that's so cheery, it just manages to avoid "annoying" and comes out "endearing." Mix in a little banjo, harpsichord synths, and some friendly tunes, and it's worth getting over the less-than-par quality to give it a listen.