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Pet Symmetry, 'Pet Sympathy'

There was a time when indie-rock bands, either fed up with earnestness or seeing beyond the cheese, embraced lounge music: The Coctails, Stereolab, The High Llamas and Pizzicato Five – it's the '90s!

"Pet Sympathy" has that sweet, sumptuous bongo action and some jazz chords for faux sophistication. Pet Symmetry — the Chicago emo trio featuring Into It. Over It.'s Evan Weiss along with members of Dowsing and Ratboys — injects airy lounge rhythms into power-pop hooks (worthy of Fountains of Wayne) to sweetly sing of our daily doldrums behind office doors.

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