Bettie Serveert: Hell=Other People
I find Carol van Dyk such an engaging singer that I'll forgive the copping of Billy Bragg's "A New England" because I still love being wrapped up in her voice. Also it's kinda cute to have set Jean-Paul Sartre's bleak aphorism to this peppy bit of bittersweet pop, an insistent piano riff driving things along like an unscratchable itch. And cool that this Dutch outfit, one of indie rock's very first break-out bands, is still up and running; the scene tends distressingly towards the disposal of everything more than a year or so old, which can't be good.
Go to the Bettie Serveert artist page to read their bio, see their picture, and download the mp3.