Fight Bite, who put out the first seven inch on our very own We Shot J.R. Records (you can even BUY the seven inch by clicking on that link!), received a solid review of their debut full length album on Pitchfork today. Go read it. The following quote probably sums up the review:
"they spackle a hazy wash of Leanne Macomber's wispy, French-pop-star voice over molasses-slow keyboard drones and icily removed synthesized beats. The result is somewhat akin to the sexy somnambulance of Beach House or the eerie ambiance of Julee Cruise, and thus Fight Bite join other members of the freshman class of 2008 (see also: Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts) who are obsessed with Phil Spector's girl-group pop and aloof shoegazer effects."
Pitchfork homeboy gets a little critical at the end too:
"The main problem, however, with this charming album it's that it is too one-note. With not enough dynamic difference between them, the gauzy songs start to bleed together. But that's a rookie mistake. Fight Bite definitely have more songs in them like "Swissex Lover", and their moderately up-tempo numbers show a lot of promise.
but ends up calling it:
"a perfect hibernation soundtrack-- to keep us cozy during this chilly season."