Gentleman Jesse & His Men, She’s A Trap

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 05.02.11 in Reviews

The 12-string chime and hissy production will tell you in ten seconds — "She's A Trap" is a honey of a power-pop song. Gentleman Jesse has always been great at this, and "She's A Trap" nails the same sweet spot on the elusive winsome/bratty divide as fellow labelmates Bad Sports. Their sound is sweetly rickety, pitching itself somewhere between the classic power pop bands of the 1980s and the new-style crash-pop outfits of today. They're like the Shoes meets Cause Co-Motion!, and if that sentence makes any kind of sense to you: congratulations, this is your new favorite song.