PopLlama label-head Conrad Uno must love weird pop bands. The label that brought us the Young Fresh Fellows, the Fastbacks, the Squirrels and the Presidents of the United States of America resurfaces with another Seattle gem in the Nevada Bachelors' "Carrots and So On."
Blending infectious hooks with a solid British Invasion feel and sparkling three-piece harmonies, the Bachelors quickly run through 11 tracks of spotless pop perfection. "Shake Yer Mop" serves as the ideal introduction to the band as it boogies through a time line of events from the band's history, while "Supercluster" uses a pop chorus straight out of the Beatles and a half-time tag line that not many other bands could pull off. "Sprung" bursts out of the gate at full tilt and pauses only to build up steam for the next stretch. There isn't a song here that could be considered filler, and these days that's rare. Enjoy this before radio picks up on it and rams it down your throat.
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