Bust out your Lacoste shirts, flip up the collar and get ready for a journey into the past. Pitty Sing's self titled debut album is out and its 80's retro all the way. Paul Thomas, lead singer of Pitty Sing doesn't necessarily like the parallel between his band and the Euro pop invasion of two decades ago but it's impossible not to make the comparison. Any of these songs could have been featured on a John Hughes film soundtrack starring Molly Ringwald.
Pitty Sing is tight and refreshing in their delivery and style. Thomas leads the band because vocally he is both captivating and elusive with a very strong range and presence. You can't help but hear influences like the Psychedelic Furs, early U2, The Smiths and Talk Talk, synthesized and served with two scoops of catchy lyrics that leave you humming for hours. Highlights on the CD include "Bleeding Hearts", "Radio" and the best song on the album, "We're on drugs". Perhaps its nostalgia, but Pitty Sing feels good......good like a pair of faded out Levi's with holes in the knees. Somewhere, Anthony Michael Hall is smiling.