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Album Review: The Bundles - 'The Bundles' (K Records)

An understated treasure served up by this alt folk supergroup

Album Review: The Bundles - 'The Bundles' (K Records)

7 / 10 For many, mere mention of the word ‘twee’ is enough to provoke ire. Yet, when unflustered with fussy production, the genre is simply music boiled down to its bare bones – surely the punk rockest of principles. Something of a twee supergroup, led by [b]Jeffrey Lewis[/b] and former [b]Moldy Peach[/b] [b]Kimya Dawson[/b], [b]The Bundles[/b]’ kooky childishness and playground melodies will beguile and irritate in equal measure. Whatever: this long-mooted debut album melds the potty-mouthed stream-of-consciousness lyrics of [b]Dawson[/b] to [b]Lewis[/b]’ freak-folk storytelling with plenty of feverish enthusiasm. The splendid [b]‘Pirates Declare War’[/b] is far from the only understated treasure served up by the winsome pair.

[b]Tom Edwards[/b]

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