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Episode 549

Artist: The Please, Please Me

About the Episode:

It’s safe to assume a band named the Please, Please Me leans toward the unusual. But a trio whose instrumentation consists of guitar, cello, drums and glockenspiel? That’s downright curious. Odd, even. 

And yet, there’s nothing odd about the carefully crafted indie-pop lead vocalist Jessie Torrisi, drummer Agustin Frederic and cellist/backing vocalist Alissa McClure create on their new EP, Shake a Little Harder. Unique, yes, and full of sonic moods that swing from playful and sexy to pensive and longing. But the oddest element of this Austin band’s musical existence just might be the puppet that wound up in the video for their Kickstarter campaign — and helped them raise $12,656 to record with producer CJ Eiriksson (U2, Fastball, Blue October).

This is their second appearance on Chicago Acoustic Underground. I love this trio, and I am certain that you will too.

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