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Posted Apr 6th, 2011 (9:35 am) by Ross Condit
Leftover Cuties
Leftover Cuties

The Leftover Cuties fittingly describes their sound as “noir pop.” Whatever it is, debut LP, Places to Go, spins up super sexy swank full of vintage '40s and '50s pop sounds, with shades of Rachel Goodrich and Gin Wigmore.

The L.A. quintet started out as a duo in 2010 when Israeli native, Shirli McAllen (singer) got together with Austin Nicholsen (ukulele and others) after spending a couple of years trying to make her way through the LA. Club scene. The duo later added Mike Bolger (on keyboards, horns & the accordion) and Ryan Feves (bass), and Stuart Johnson (drums) to form their current lineup and signature big sound. The past year has been fast and furious for the Cuties, with music critics fawning over their debut Game Called Life EP, songs featured on two hit TV shows, and over 100 gigs.

A few songs from the upcoming LP are out and about. The rockin’ title track, “Places to Go,” “Movin’ On,” “Should’ve Left You,” and the fun “Lost in the Sea.” All carried by McAllen’s seductive vocals, and stylized phrasing. If these few tracks are an indication of great things to come, the new album promises to be a gorgeous affair.

We’ve included the video for “Game Called Life” (which was reportedly written on a napkin in about 5 minutes) below. It’s not on the album, but they also do a mean cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”

Places to Go is due out on May 31, and is available for pre-order on their website, and Leftover Cuties are planning a U.S. tour in support of the new album, so look for them over the summer in your neck of the woods.


Places to Go Track Listing

1. I Miss You
2. Sunnyside
3. Should've Left You
4. Movin' On
5. By Morning
6. Everything I Got
7. Not One
8. I Would
9. Places To Go
10. Sometimes
11. Lost In The Sea

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