Stuff to Hear

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Dan and Emma Davis

Big Mama E and the Cool - High Maintenance (self-released)

Big Mama E and the Cool - Eponymous (self-released)

Todd Jones

Todd Jones - Mister Sensitive (self-released) - with Money vs People

4 Who Dared - Kids w Dynamite (Saffire Falls)

X-teens - Love and Politics (Dolphin) - with Robert Bittle

X-teens - Eponymous (Dolphin) - with Robert Bittle

X-teens - Big Boy's Dream (Moonlight) - with Robert Bittle

Robert Bittle

Straw Monkey - The House That Jack Built (self-released)

What Others Have Said

 

The Wall Street Journal

The rock flame apparently burns bright in North Carolina, home of the surprisingly contemporary X-teens. "Love and Politics" (Dolphin Records), the group's second LP, is the work of a talented quartet who have been earning their keep in computer programming, education and ad sales. Particularly notable are Robert Bittle, who also writes many of the songs, and the stylish vocals of keyboard player/songwriter Todd Jones and bassist Kitty Moses. Now if they could only quit their daytime jobs...

Billboard Magazine:
Art school smarts, peppery post-wave pop get solid production and packaging in this debut for a North Carolina quartet.

Recording Magazine:
I think Todd says it best in his cover letter: the song '17 Girls' is a "romping pop treatise on adolescent libido." I know some of you will find this concept offensive and send me a bunch of letters. Don't bother. Save a tree. Despite what could have turned into an adolescent grope at songwriting, Todd has delivered a melodically strong, well crafted song. If Warren Zevon had written it, it would probably be met with adulation. The production leans toward Phil Spector's 'wall of sound'. The vocals remind me of the Beach Boys doing 'Kokomo', and are well recorded. The electric guitar sound is great; I'm not sure how Todd got it, but it's worth registering with the patent office.