The Cupcakes first untitled album, Half-Baked Cakes
01. Super Grosso
I'll fully admit that I know very little about the history of the Cupcakes, aside from the fact that they are indirectly responsible for my marriage and that Dreamworks seriously dropped the ball on this great group of musicians. The former tells you very little about these two albums, but it does sum up rather nicely how truly amazing this band is. Scott Lucas of Local H once said that their 2000 self-titled release was the best local (Chicago) album of the year, and it doesn't stop there. Their first album is riddled with the same techno-thrills and William Gibsonesque ideologies as their latter work, while b-sides album Crumbs is the logical continuation of Cupcakes, retaining all of the quirk under newfound pop sensibility. The original downloads for these can be found here, as well as their hilarious ode to Dreamworks. Perhaps one day Greg, Matt, Preston and Solomon will release the ill-fated second album - its legacy is sure to rival that of the Toadies Feeler.