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LOVE CUTS
s/t 7"
NOMI021

Smash five song EP from Vancouver's overnight sensations. Forget your dudely angst, these three ladies are full of the carefree charm that made the finest purveyors of the UK DIY and K Records pop movements so great.

Initial pressing of 330.

Includes insert and download coupon.

Digital sales: http://www.midheaven.com/item/st-by-love-cuts-7

REVIEWS

http://www.skatterbrain.org/post/34163873796#notes

SCATTERBRAIN!, October 23, 2012

Joy! Love Cuts (Flatmates reference?) bring the tough and cool hairpin-clad, saddle shoe jangles of yester-K Recs-years to today. From the icy North of Vancouver these girls make shambolic love letters in the vein of your favorite Rose Melberg bands, but with perhaps more than a pinch of Sleater-Kinney’s spirited yelps. “I Will Kiss Anyone” is my favorite bunch, with its charmingly repetitive “it’s you you you! or anyone else” outro. It’s Love, indeed. The five song EP is out now on Nominal Records in an edition of just 330! Grab it!

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http://www.fractiondiscs.se/en/new-arrivals/love-cuts-love-cuts-7.html

FRACTION DISCS mail order, week of November 12, 2012

Highly recommended! Love Cuts is three girls from Vancouver, Canada, who took us by quite a surprise. Their fab debut 7” on Nominal records is five tracks of pure DIY pop - a perfect mix of Go Sailor and Talulah Gosh! Add to this the minimalism of Marine Girls, the amateurism of The Pastels and a bit of riot grrrlism and you’ll get the idea. This is the kind of indiepop single that makes you smile and brightens your day; it’s indiepop paying a homage to its influences, indiepop wearing its heart on the sleeve and, above all, it’s simply great songs!

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http://jigsawunderground.blogspot.com/2012/01/best-of-2011-by-calvin-johnson.html

JIGSAW UNDERGROUND, January 3, 2012

Best of 2011 by Calvin Johnson

Here are some recordings I listened to over and over again in 2011:

Sewn Leather CS (Friends and Relations Records)
Erin McKinney Earthling CS (Killer Plum)
Psychic Feline “Blood Dolphin” 45 (High Fives and Handshakes)
Lindsay Schief Islinds: Many Minis 2011 CS
Watch It Sparkle 7” EP (Like a Shooting Star)
Love Cuts 7” EP (Nominal Records)
Man the Hunter “Less for You” 45 (Ginko Records)
Mom Greatest Shits CS (Burger)
Hysterics 7” EP (M’Lady Records)
Brave Irene 12” EP (Slumberland)
Flexions Golden Fjord LP (Cairo)
Secret Twin Ill Fit LP
Shana Cleveland & the Sandcastles Oh Man, Cover the Ground CS
Son Skull Birth Scene/Rewind 12” EP (Perennial)
Mansion Music CS (Radical Clatter)
Old Night CS (Ginko)
Margy Pepper CS
The Maxines Queer Mods 7” EP (La-Ti-Da)
The Whines 7” EP (Just for the Hell of It Records)
Katie & the Lichen Kiss and Run CD (Greenbelt Collective)
Stickers 7” EP
Mount Eerie Dawn LP (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
Black Lips Arabia Mountain LP (Vice)
KMVP Sweatbands Understand CS
Point Juncture WA Handsome Orders LP (Mt. Fuji)
Swimsuit Swimsuit LP (Speakertree)

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STILL SINGLE, August 7, 2011

LOVE CUTS-s/t 7" (Nominal)

Three young women from the Vancouver area don the knee socks and barrettes of the Riot Grrl era for today. From their cartoonish demeanor and sleeve art, they appear to be of the yeti persuasion, a cis-specied ball of charm and winsome hollering. Songs deal with crushes, isolation, and mimes, and the way they sing sort of recalls the atonal chanting of the Shaggs, though the music recalls the lighter side of twee pop (Go Sailor, the Softies, etc). Most of you have heard this already with a different name on it, but there’s no way to deny the joy that playing music seems to bring these folks, and you’ll probably grow to love this single as much as I do. Which is a good bit. Five songs, first pressing of 330 copies.

Doug Mosurock

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http://weirdcanada.com/2012/08/new-canadiana-love-cuts-love-cuts/

WEIRD CANADA: NEW CANADIANA, August 9, 2012

LOVE CUTS
Love Cuts
Nominal Records
Vancouver, BC

From the bypassed refinery of Mark Teo:

When it comes to true-to-Olympia twee — and not the overblown, crow-footed orchestral pap that passes for it in modern eras — K Records got it right: Virtuosos need not apply. Love Cuts gets it, too. All clumsy jangle, crooked harmonies and reductive rhyme schemes, this Vancouver trio feels gleefully dilettante, creating pop confectionaries that bypass the refinery. The result? Charmingly sloppy drums give “Hi Smile Wave” the quality of a first-take track from Slumberland’s early-game archives, while upbeat bouncers in “Lone Wolf” and “Mimes” hint at riot grrrl — without the grrr, of course. They hit their peak, however, on “I Will Kiss Anyone,” when ambling, drive-thru chord progressions collide with middle-school dance romance. Try to repress a smile. It’s impossible.

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MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #340, September 2011

LOVE CUTS-Hi Smile Wave EP

All-girl jangle scratch pop from Vancouver, Fans of Heather's Beat Happening or the McTells will throw this on the turntable with confidence. The sleeve art looks kinda garage but this is genuine stripped down dreaminess - points for the insert, where a drawing taught me that Kaity plays guitar, Tracey plays bass, and Cheryl plays drums. Could live without "Lone Wolf" but overall I am [a] fan. I will look for more of their records and I hope they play SF soon!

Jess Scott

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http://didnotchart.blogspot.com/2011/07/love-cuts.html

DID NOT CHART, July 4, 2011

Love Cuts

Love Cuts make DIY pop and have five short, raggedy, gloriously amateur tracks on one 7". Like Real Numbers, they sound like one of the hidden gems on a Messthetics compilation. They've got the fragility of Marine Girls, the awkward stumble of early Pastels, and the raw minimalism of Beat Happening. They're from Vancouver and their names are Cheryl, Kaity, and Tracey.

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Vanishing Point

VANISHING POINT, November 19, 2012

Love Cuts-Love Cuts EP

Artista: Love Cuts

Tipo: EP

Géneros: Garage Rock, Pop

Año: 2012

Discográfica: Nominal Records

Chicas que no saben tocar pero hacen un pop fenomenal

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Love Cuts son 3 muchachas canadienses que tocan peor la guitarra que nosotros, que ya es decir. Sus voces son una mierda, fuera de tono y en forma de berrido postmenstrual casi siempre. No nos haríamos una paja pensando en ellas ni con la polla de otro. Y, para colmo, tienen la desfachatez de duplicar la estructura de sus canciones si estas no alcanzan los dos minutos de duración para llegar a un minutaje óptimo. Adoramos a Love Cuts por todos sus errores y carencias, hay días que nos parecen el mejor grupo del mundo, pese a todo lo malo que decimos de ellas. Por su frescura, por el encanto que se desprende de su actitud y, sobre todo, porque el resultado es adorable.

Kaity McWhinney (guitarra y gritos), Cheryl Carpenter (batería) y Tracey Vath (voces y bajo) formaron la banda en una tarde etílica de interiores, la clásica historia que se te ocurre reunido con los colenjis a falta de algo mejor que hacer tras haberte trapiñado todas las cervezas que trajeron al venir a verte. No sabemos qué proceso habrá tras la grabación de cada una de las 5 canciones que conforman este EP, pero el resultado nos aventura a inferir que la cosa tiró más por la inmediatez y el proceso de prueba-error como metodología a aplicar, solo que no de la manera de aprendizaje intuitivo que suele usarse: Love Cuts probaban, la cagaban, y a otra cosa. Y quedaba mejor que corrigiendo lo grabado, hay un talento innato para el punk naïve mezclado con el garaje guarro grabado desde la fórmula DIY más económica e inmediata.

Hi Smiles Waves abre demostrando su amor por Marine Girls y Beat Happening. Esa guitarra facilona, ese bajo inaudible, esa batería que parece más una percusión aplicada sobre una plancha de metal… todo ayuda a contribuir a lo riquiño, de tener forma humana la canción sería achuchable. Lone Wolf es lo mejor que hemos oído desde los singles de los alemanes The Legendary Bang para Marsh-Marigold en términos de frescura pop; Kaity cantando asustada a voz en grito, su guitarra entregando una variación más jangly de la línea ofrecida en la canción anterior y la decisión de duplicar la estrofa y estribillo principal terminan por conseguir algo que ni Le Tigre hubieran hecho en miles de años. Mimes, incorporando a las voces a Tracey, no permite que decaiga la cosa, y nos encanta eso de ¨no quiero que me cuentes nada de tu día horrible, no tengo nada que decirte¨. Moon Friend es la que menos nos gusta por ser la más larga de las piezas, en el sonido Love Cuts cuanto más breve sea la canción mejor. I Will Kiss Anyone cierra con la voz quebrada de Kaity, no sabemos si por un resfriado consecuencia del frío invierno de Vancouver o por su manía de beber cerveza sin mesura; con la clásica letra de rabieta rollo ¨pues si no es contigo ya será con otro cualquiera¨ deja constancia por quinta vez de la valía de la banda para componer canciones chatarreras ultrapegadizas.

Un EP notabilísimo y la mar de fresco, que esperamos no sea el último de estas chicuelas (no soportaríamos otro separación después de las de The Organ y las Girls At Dawn). Se puede escuchar y encargar aquí. Molan.

-Jark Prongo

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http://www.yellowgreenred.com/?p=3676

YELLOW GREEN RED, August 2011

LOVE CUTS-Love Cuts 7" (Nominal)

For supposed Love Cuts, these aren’t lustful jugular slashes, more like accidental papercuts from a “do you like me check yes or no” note. This Vancouver trio relies on simplicity through the five songs on their debut EP, frequently emphasizing their lack of chops (whether real or feigned, I can’t tell) and surplus of whimsy. “Lone Wolf” and “Mimes” remind me of Go Sailor in the bass tone and through their wistful melodies, but never quite deliver that same tender touch. I don’t know, Love Cuts have an alright sound, but it seems like they purposely hold back; I get that it’s punk to play sloppily, but I think Love Cuts are the type of band who would sound better with more rehearsal, not worse. The lyrics are fun though, songs about being mimes and befriending the moon, memorable enough that if the music ever catches up, Love Cuts could become a good band instead of just okay.

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http://discorder.ca/discorder-magazine/index.php/2011/06/02/love-cuts/

DISCORDER, August 2011

Love Cuts
Love Cuts (Independent/Nominal)
Review by Ashly Kissman

What Vancouver’s Love Cuts lacks in talent and experience, they make up for in attitude. The first track off their five-song, self-titled EP, “Hi, Smile, Wave,” opens with a simple garage-rock guitar melody before a slightly off-kilter drum beat comes in. When the rhythm and melody do sync to the same tempo, however, the result is a punchy and sweet punk song.

Love Cuts was originally released on their Bandcamp page. The site features a photograph of the three— Kaity McWhinney (vocals, guitar), Cheryl Carpenter (drums) and Tracey Vath (vocals, bass)—sitting on a bed, wearing plaid and drinking beer. The EP was recorded and produced by B-Lines bassist Adam Fothergill.

The lo-fi beats, shouted lyrics, and imperfect yet undeniably catchy melodies of “Lone Wolf ” recall girl punk legends Le Tigre and Heavens To Betsy. The track is loud, in your face, and unapologetically honest in its rebelling against conformity. But instead of singing about feminist issues associated with the riot grrrl movement of their predecessors, the rest of the songs on the EP focus on simpler themes.

“Moon Friend” is about the day turning into night, while “I Will Kiss Anyone” is pretty self explanatory. “Mimes” is the most original track on the album, describing moments when you just don’t want to talk to anyone, not even your roommate, sibling or significant other. The honesty and simplicity of the band’s lyrics fused with their garage sound is the true appeal of Love Cuts. Want more? Nominal Records is set to release this EP as a seven-inch in June.