Alison Statton

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The first thing you need to do with Pants Yell! is forget about the name. It's probably derived from a story from one of the bandmember's childhoods or a cute literary quote, but one thing's for sure: the band will set the dials on your twee-o-meter jumping like almost nothing else likely could. And while the Boston trio exhibits many of the symptoms associated with twee pop intimate, wavering vocals, twangly guitars, quiet instrumentation, and a generally gentle and sweet approach to both the music and the lyrical content, they rise above the run-of-the-mill twee-peddlers by dropping some hard-won wisdom onto their lyrics, flesh out the songs with confident horns and lush ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The first thing you need to do with Pants Yell! is forget about the name. It's probably derived from a story from one of the bandmember's childhoods or a cute literary quote, but one thing's for sure: the band will set the dials on your twee-o-meter jumping like almost nothing else likely could. And while the Boston trio exhibits many of the symptoms associated with twee pop intimate, wavering vocals, twangly guitars, quiet instrumentation, and a generally gentle and sweet approach to both the music and the lyrical content, they rise above the run-of-the-mill twee-peddlers by dropping some hard-won wisdom onto their lyrics, flesh out the songs with confident horns and lush strings, and generally project a sense that they belong to the real world and not an insulated gumdrop fantasy land though that's not such a terrible place to visit from time to time -- only the bands that never venture forth cause problems for people who like some rough with the sweet. The closest comparison to Pants Yell!'s sound would have to be the similarly non-precious Lucksmiths. Like them, Pants Yell! has a charming vocalist, instantly catchy/long-lasting songs, and a nimble approach to presenting them. The 11 tracks on Alison Statton extra points for the reference to the post-punk icon are of unvarying high quality with a nice mix of uptempo almost-rockers "More Purple," "A New City Life", midtempo orchestrated ballads "Two French Sisters," "Evan's Way", and hushed laments "For Dee". Pants Yell! isn't doing anything you've never heard before on this album, but they manage to make their classic indie pop sound fresh and invigorating and that's good enough to put them near the top of the twee pop candy mountain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2011
  • Label: Soft Abuse
  • UPC: 656605819822
  • Catalog Number: 25
  • Sales rank: 325,407

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 More Purple (2:10)
  2. 2 Reject, Reject (3:46)
  3. 3 Tried to Be Good (3:16)
  4. 4 Evan's Way (2:25)
  5. 5 A New City Life (2:52)
  6. 6 Magenta and Green (2:47)
  7. 7 Shoreham Kent (1:17)
  8. 8 Alison Statton (2:41)
  9. 9 The Royal We (2:58)
  10. 10 For Dee (2:27)
  11. 11 Two French Sisters (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pants Yell! Primary Artist
Greg Kelley Trumpet
Camille McGregor Vocals
Alexander McGregor Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar
Dave Gross Saxophone
Casey Keenan Drums
Camille McGregor Vocals
Alexander McGregor Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar
Andrew Churchman Guitar, Vocals
Marcie Ellis Vocals
Sterling Bryant Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Tim Shea Engineer
Scott Craggs Mastering
Brian Doyle Composer
Ryan Doyle Composer
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