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The polished professionalism of Piper Cub’s debut 7-inch should come as no surprise. The four D.C. musicians who comprise the ensemble—Steve Raskin of Edsel, Jim Spellman of Velocity Girl, John Dugan of Chisel, and Andrew Webster of Tsunami—are members of some of the area’s most popular bands. Both “Chance” and “Number One Sound” are taut pop-rockers that contain elements familiar to fans of the aforementioned outfits: Raskin’s snarling yet melodic vocals, Webster’s melodic bass foundations, and Dugan’s hyperactive drums. Spellman, who here abandons his drum kit to play guitar, delivers background vocals reminiscent of those on Velocity Girl’s “Sorry Again.” Nonetheless, the most impressive thing about this release may be Raskin’s ingenious sleeve design; the package is an actual toy airplane kit. The record is available from Sub Pop, P.O. Box 20645, Seattle, WA 98102.