Peach Kelli Pop, Summer Girlfriends, Palmflower | Burlington | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Peach Kelli Pop, Summer Girlfriends, Palmflower Recommended Agenda Soundboard Image

When: Mon., April 1, 9 p.m. 2013

Though she’s still the drummer of Ottawa garage-pop trio the White Wires, Allie Hanlon stepped out into sunshiny solo territory in 2009 as Peach Kelli Pop, a name that makes me hear a glockenspiel-and-tambourine bubblegum chorus every time somebody says it. Late last year she released a self-titled full-length on Burger Records (her debut, also self-titled, came out in 2009) that’s a beachy, dreamy hybrid of girl-group pop and occasionally strange rock ’n’ roll (“Society of Enoch,” for example, has a kind of dorky Devo aesthetic, with some stiff, robotic vocals). Peach Kelli Pop can be awfully bow-in-the-hair cutesy—on the new album’s cover, the stickers on her guitar include one of Bozo the Clown—but she uses occasional eruptions of fuzz or hiccups in her drumming to keep some rough edges on her catchy tunes, so the album doesn’t drown in its own preciousness. If it’s sweetness you’re looking for, though, put “Panchito Blues” on repeat forever. —Kevin Warwick Summer Girlfriends and Palmflower open.

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