The Pipettes Live on the BPP : The Bryant Park Project The Pipettes sing their single "Cut Shapes," live in our studio.
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The Pipettes Live on the BPP

When we asked the Pipettes what they thought of musicians who insist on "reimagining" their hit songs when playing them live, the sound of six eyes rolling was deafening. As far as the all female Brit-pop group is concerned, there is no greater insult to an audience than this kind of musical bait and switch. For them, music should never be pretentious — and that "fun-first" attitude dominates their catalog. So it was no surprise when they sang us a super-slick, album-grade version of their catchy single, "Pull Shapes" live in the studio.

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