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Math And Physics Club: Weekends Away [Album Review]

Math And Physics Club

“Sixteen & Pretty” may be my favorite song by Seattle indie-pop group Math & Physics Club. It is a soft ballad filled with jangle and some light strings. There is little I find sweeter than this song, featuring tambourine in the chorus and lyrics reminiscent of an innocent first kiss.

Following the trend of each song off Weekends Away, “Sixteen & Pretty” is a sure track for your next Summer Soundtrack Mix Tape or the next mix tape for that special someone.

“Sixteen & Pretty” is followed by the upbeat “Love, Again”, a summer love song with brushed percussion and a near Hawaiian-style luau jangle. “When We Get Famous” is the final and most pop-ridden track on the 4-song EP. Another pop gem, “Weekends Away” is another example that sad lyrics in pop songs are not always necessary.

Weekends Away is a unique EP. Spanning the childhood everyone wishes they had, the EP is filled with innocent joy and blissful naivety. I have never before heard such a happy set of nostalgic songs. In fact, I don’t believe a better set exists.

This review was originally published September 15, 2006 on the old version of FensePost. Above photo also by Fense.

Math And Physics Club: Weekends Away [mp3]

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Weekends Away by Math And Physics Club

Matinee Records [CDEP, 2005]

1. Weekends Away
2. Sixteen And Pretty
3. Love, Again
4. When We Get Famous

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