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Are the Pipettes the Next Big Thing?

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"We are the Pipettes," sing the Pipettes by way of introduction. "If you haven't noticed yet, we're the prettiest girls you've ever met."

A prefab girl group not unlike the Shangri-La's or the Spice Girls, the Pipettes rock matching polka-dot dresses, horn-rimmed glasses, lacquered make-up, and cute nicknames (Gwenno, Rosay, and RiotBecki) as a means of repackaging prepunk sounds for post-punk audiences. More blatantly retro than Lily Allen or Amy Winehouse, but also just as modern, they're as much a project as a band, one that emphasizes their physical as well as musical attributes ...

Read the rest of Stephen Deusner's review of the Pipettes' CD from this week's Flyer.

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