Songs You May Have Missed #697

The Ditty Bops: “Sister Kate” (2004)

From their Mitchell Froom-Produced debut, “Sister Kate” showcases the eccentric sound of Amanda Barrett and Abby DeWald–a little bit vaudeville, a little bit folk, a little bit ragtime and maybe a touch of the McGarrigle Sisters.

Why artists like The Ditty Bops, They Might Be Giants and Max Raabe weren’t labeled “alternative” rather than million sellers like REM and Red Hot Chili Peppers never made sense to me.

See also: Songs You May Have Missed #279 | Every Moment Has A Song (

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