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Dressy Bessy | Pink Hearts and Yellow Moons (Kindercore/Track and Field)
One wonders if it would be possible to have a twee-er band name and album title than this, the debut full length from Elephant Sixers Dressy Bessy. Recorded 3 years ago and in part by Apples in Stereo guru Robert Schneider (and featuring Hilary Sidney on backing vox), 'Pink Hearts' is a pretty happy-go-lucky affair. From the opener I Found Out, the album skips merrily along at its own jangly pace sounding at points like Heavenly, at others the Pastels but, for the most part, umistakeably Elephant Six. Those who are beginning to tire of the Beach Boys influenced fuzz-psyche will no doubt find the whole thing far too derivative, and a wee bit tedious. But if you are still listening then you will find a warm hearted, feel good record in 'Pink Hearts and Yellow Moons.'

James Hindle
November 2001

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