Were he not serving a life sentence in prison, Wall of Sound creator and former producer Phil Spector would clamor to work with the Pipettes, a British indie-pop girl group whose style is a throwback to the '60s, complete with color-coordinated outfits, synchronized dance moves, and of course plenty of cheeky tunes. The charming band is back in America after three years away to promote their album Earth vs. The Pipettes (2010). Fans will notice that the lineup has changed: As Britain's answer to Destiny's Child, several members have gone through the revolving door, and now the former trio is a duo, sisters Gwenno and Ani Saunders. But thankfully, the music is the same, and at the risk of sounding crass, the newest Pipettes are cuter than their predecessors.
The Pipettes perform at Crocodile Cafe on Sunday, May 1.