Math and Physics Club

Baby I'm Yours EP

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Seattle's Math and Physics Club continue their romance with Sarah Records-era indie pop and, well, romance itself on the Baby I'm Yours EP, released on Matinee in 2007. This little disc provides a sneak peek of the band's third full-length, and from the sound of things it seems like they're continuing in the vein of their self-titled 2006 long-player. This is easygoing twee pop at its least angsty and most in love; Charles Bert's vocals are still delightfully, if not eerily, smooth and Morrissey-like, and the songs themselves still draw from the heart-felt simplicity of bands like the Field Mice and the Orchids. The main event here is the EP's title track, an easy, breezy pop song that finds the band returning to the tried-and-true pop territory reminiscent of singles from past releases, particularly "April Showers," "Darling, Please Come Home," and "Movie Ending Romance." There are a couple of small surprises to be found on this disc, though; "In This Together" has a pleasant Free Design feel, and "Do You Keep a Diary" dips into electro-pop territory. It's these little deviations from the norm that make Baby I'm Yours a worthwhile addition to any Math and Physics Club fan's collection.

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