PRE NUP: Self-titled: 7”

Maybe if I were a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, I’d dig on this 7” harder. Loose, off-key, and twee as can be, Pre Nup whisks the listener away to a land where everything is made of gumdrops and bubblegum, and grammar Nazis rule. Kind of like when Vampire Weekend asked to no one in particular, “Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?” Pre Nup takes pride in their superior grasp of the English language. “Wrong Your” kicks off the self-titled EP with “Air Quotes” on deck, the latter of which features such memorable wisdom nuggets as “Communicate in code / I only talk in air quotes,” “Irony is cheating,” and “Swappin’ words with wordplay.” I wish that Pre Nup would either put their money where their mouth is and write the next great piece of American literature, or take some singing lessons and buy a metronome. –Simone Carter (Debt Offensive, debtoffensiverecs.bigcartel.com / Kingfisher Bluez, kingfisherbluez.com)