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The Cocktail Revisionists


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, This is My Happy Face (2006)

See also:

The Cocktail Revisionists's site

Comparisons:

R.E.M., Belly, Judybats

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Intriguing and varied indie pop. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

This is My Happy Face is the first we've heard

Recordings:


This is My Happy Face

Release info:

2006—Urban Cheese Records—UCL15

Availability:

See The Cocktail Revisionists's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Leslie Kooy—vocals
Patrick Stirrat—guitars, keyboards, vocals
Neel Daniel—bass guitar, lead guitar, vocals
Brian T. Lamb—drumbs

Guest artists:

Peter Glase—drums, percussion
Michael T. Kirby—organ, piano
Clark Fredericksen—trumpet
Amy Windus—cello
Steven R. Brooks—guitar, vocals

Produced by:

The Cocktail Revisionists

Comments:

Cocktail Revisionists play bouncy and generally appealing pop with added jazzy and rock-flavored bits. The singer Leslie Kooy has a clear but not overly sweet voice and that appeals to me. The suggestive "This little hell" is a highlight. "Clear blue skies" is a hummable folksy delight. "Lie to me" is a sad-eyed song that still makes you smile by its sheer beauty. Kooy's singing is just brilliant.
     The band manage to wary the moods of their songs and make their influences their own. A wonderful and accessible record. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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