I haven’t received any loving parcels of pop goodness from indie-pop mavens Matinee Recordings in nearly a year. But when I discovered that Math & Physics Club had released the EP that they had discussed in my interview with them a while back, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the label’s still around and releasing good music. So I quickly bought this EP, because I want to support this wonderful band and the label. And I have to say that that the music found on this little record is simply wonderful. If anything, they’ve blended the best pop records from the Sire Records roster circa 1989 into a pleasantly modern pop record. Seriously, I know people focus on MAPC as carrying on the torch for the Smiths, but, honestly, these ears hears The Ocean Blue, especially on the wonderful "Nothing Really Happens." The title track is a fast paced little pop-rocker; "In This Together" is a snappy little song, and I really think that the departure of the final song, "Do You Keep a Diary," is a direction worth pursuing. There’s a reason people love Math & Physics Club, and this record proves it. A fine little record, this.
Listen To: Baby, I’m Yours
Labels: math and physics club, matinee recordings