"Ziplocked and Loaded Vol. 3" cassette
Genres: emo, indie rock
PO BOX 7374
Jun 8 - 14 2003
delicious cassette is the third in Popgun Recordings' ever-growing
series of six song / six artist comp tapes, and it's the type of
release any lo-fi fan would die for. Like all of Popgun's
releases, it's an infinitely catchy bundle packaged in a small Ziplock
bag. You gotta love the DIY aesthetic.
The first song on the cassette is scene veteran Jen Turrell's
"Luminosity," a catchy, minimal ditty composed of acoustic
guitar, vocals, and bells. It's a happy, beautiful pop song
that will bring a tear to your eye. Right afterwards comes The
Bright Ideas' "You Don't Wanna Be The One," a youthful
guitar-and-vocals tune that will have you humming along. Tippy
Young follows with a dollop of her patented singer/songwriter
style indie pop called "Dead Ends" - it's definitely
melancholic, yet oddly uplifting.
Side B carries another triplet of tunes. Glenn Toots
kicks things off with a piano and vocal rendition of Outkast's
"Ms. Jackson" - except the melody's totally different, and
the whole thing sounds like Rufus Wainwright filtered through a
1975 Walkman. Genius. Pipper The Kissing Cat then
takes riot grrl to a new level with the spunky, yet decidedly lo-fi
"Sweet + Sugary." The Bright Lights finish the
comp up in style with a melodic hometaper anthem by the name of
"Let's Do It Again!"
Altogether, this is a fine cassette that belongs in any lo-fi indie
pop fan's collection. While it's a bit on the short side, its
two dollar price tag (postage paid in North America!) makes it well
worth the price. Give it a try, what can you lose?
6 songs, distributed by the