“Smart Accessories” is the second album from Seattle’s Cute Lepers who, as I’m sure you know, are a six/sometimes seven-piece band from Seattle, WA equally influenced by first wave punk, mod-revival, power pop, with the spirit of Johnny Thunders... together with occasional hints of doo-wop, early 60's rock 'n' roll and a load of female back-up vocals. Led by chief songwriter Steve E. Nix & Kicks (yes that’s Steve E. Nix & Kicks from seminal Seattle band The Briefs!). After a couple sold out singles and lengthy tours of the United States and Europe, summer 2008 their debut album "Can't Stand Modern Music" was released on DG in Europe and Blackheart Records (yeah... the label Joan Jett started up a few decades ago!), it combined the attitude of punk rock, the style of mod, and the polished sound of pop. The album went on to win the Best Punk Album category in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. Now their back with their second album “Smart Accessories” follows much the same path, 13 new tracks including the recent single ‘Berlin Girls’ along with 12 other future punk-pop classics. The band will be doing a lengthy European tour throughout November and December. Lookout for more tour news and singles soon. PRESS QUOTES Their Pop sensibilities shine through in their unashamedly retro tunes in short sugary blasts. - BIG CHEESE This is exactly the type of hook-laden short, sharp shock modern music needs at the moment—a warning shot across the bows to all wannabe stadium rockers. POPMATTERS.com The Cute Lepers bring it all back, shaming any band that thinks all it takes to be a punk is a Mohawk and an amp. VENUS MAGAZINE A rather fine album, a boisterous treat RECORD COLLECTOR
TRACK LISTING 1/Some Hits Hurt 2/Smart Accessories 3/Thanks For Not Showing Up 4/You Don't Have To Belong To The Religious Right 5/No Escape 6/Berlin Girls 7/Dirty Baby 8/Bob Forrest Song 9/What Happens Next10/World Of Suspense 11/Police Lights 12/Young Hearts13/Fall to Pieces
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