January 22, 2010

The Cute Lepers Get Smart

Regular lurkers will know that I'm a huge fan of the '79 sound, and no one has reprised it better of late than Seattle's own The Cute Lepers.

Their latest album has just arrived in the states, titled Smart Accessories. It's just that. Smart. And tight. And, well, excellent. I would say run, don't walk, to your local platter seller and pick up your own copy.

Not to be lazy or trite, but if you like The Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Blondie, The Damned, Generation X, or more contemporary bands like The Briefs (previous band of lead singer Steve E. Nix, and bassist Stevie Kicks) then you will love, absolutely love, The Cute Lepers. Guaranteed or your money back (in general circulation).

The Cute Lepers -- Some Hits Hurt

The Cute Lepers -- So Screwed Up