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Pit Er Pat 

Shakey

Wednesday, Mar 9 2005
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Pit Er Pat's debut gives off the air of someone who appears to be lost, disheveled, and otherwise confused, but who in all actuality couldn't be more locked into his well-thought-out goals. The closest comparison would probably be the sociopathic, bipolar sound of Deerhoof, but Pit Er Pat doesn't confuse fear and joy in the same way that that group does. What we have here is off-kilter indie pop with hints of progressive rock that seems to operate just a few seconds ahead of itself. Not in an "I'm smart and you're dumb" sort of way, but more like a "You're smart and I'm smart -- but let's all play dumb" sort of way. This isn't a bad thing, because Lord knows primitive progressive rock could probably be the coolest thing in the world if someone would just do it right, and Pit Er Pat does the spastic, autistic, indie, frayed jazz/pop thing very well.

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