I know we’ve been over this before, but I love Sourpatch. When I found out that I wouldn’t be able to go to Athens PopFest this summer because of major work scheduling conflicts (I AM STILL BITTER ABOUT THIS!!!) Sourpatch was one of the bands I was saddest about missing. I love Sourpatch with all of the heart and sincerity that I typically reserve for bands like Go Sailor & Tiger Trap and why shouldn’t I? Sourpatch is a self-described “four piece 90s pop-worship ensemble” and counts both Go Sailor and Tiger Trap among their major influences.
Sourpatch first stole my heart with a seven song demo on Where It’s At Is Where You Are & followed up with an amazing album on Happy Happy Birthday To Me. Their latest, a 4 song EP (also released on HHBTM) seals the deal: this quartet makes perfect pop. “Deli Dream” and “Funny Inside” are sweet and sentimental, but not overly cute or cloying. “Sky is Falling” is a slight change of pace with male vocals, a guitar solo, & some slightly dissonant guitar noises/feedback, but it’s just as catchy and heartfelt as the EP’s first two tracks. “Into You,” a 1 minute and 30 second indie pop jam closes things out.
The EP’s four songs clock in at 7 minutes and 24 seconds, but the impressions of the songs linger much longer than their actual run time and it’s not hard at all to find yourself wanting to start it over right from the beginning.
mira mija is out now on Happy Happy Birthday To Me. It has a beautiful screen printed sleeve and each 7” comes with a digital download. It’s not up for order on the site just yet, but should be soon. If you can’t be bothered to wait, Jigsaw has some available now & Chris is lightning quick when it comes to shipping things.
Check out the video for the 7”s lead track, “Deli Dream,” below: