Rendezvous (Bongo Beat Records)
"This is their autumn
album, pensive, jazzier and more stylistically diverse. The charming harmonies
of Amanda Thorpe and Edward Rogers (both of whom have released excellent solo
cds this year) are still there, as are the virtuosic, thoughtful guitar of Mac
Randall, and Nancy Polstein's tasteful drums and percussion work. But this time
the band looks outside Rogers' and Thorpe's native England for influences
ranging from 60s French ye-ye pop to Norah Jones."
"The 60s vibe is still
present, with some cocktail lounge, French pop and British folk overtones. The
upbeat 'I'm In Love With A Girl' is an anomaly on a disc where
ballads take center stage. It's still pop, and it's still a showcase for three
very talented singers/songwriters/musicians." -Jangle On!
"...from French Ye-Ye
to vintage country to bossa nova and jazz, all held together by the same fine
songwriting and relaxed folk-pop aesthetic that the group is known
for." -Other Music
"Rendezvous is an
album that's modest in scale, but its pleasures are not -- The Bedsit Poets
created a set of songs that reveal both joy and gravity in their spare, low-key
presentation, and it's a beautiful and often moving work."
"Sweet elegant music, that
runs somewhere between the Pretenders and the Kinks on the one side, and 60s
French pop on the other"
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