A Spoonful of Twee Pop

The ConorTV Playlist Vol. 8

 

twee
chiefly British
Affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute or quaint
 

You’re either gonna love this music or you’re gonna hate it. There is no in-between. Twee Pop is reserved for that certain sensitive soul romantic type. With its jingle-jangle guitars and low-fi production, it has the feel and idealism of ‘60s pop.  It’s saccharine in a good way.

I don’t know if I would call it “dainty” or “quaint” but it is definitely “delicate” and “cute.” Loaded with la-la-las and deeply dreamy lyrics – it’s indie-pop music that’s sweet and precious.

With names like The Hit Parade, Bunnygrunt and The Field Mice, these bands ooze with blissful abandon and their songs seem like they would most likely sound better on 45″s.

Scottish indie-poppers Belle & Sebastian are the most popular example of the genre. They’ve transcended the tiny twee-pop scene, emerging as a bona fide force in indie rock. B&S are included on this mix among more obscure bands like Cub and Ballboy.

This playlist also includes The Vaselines  “Molly’s Lips,” famously covered by Nirvana.  Kurt Cobain had described The Vaselines as his “most favorite songwriters in the world.”

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