Obviously inspired by the Polyphonic Spree as well as reissues of the Langley Schools Music Project and the Free Design, Vancouver's Coco Culbertson (of the Gay and Tennessee Twin) has assembled a sunshine pop choral group of her own with P:ano's Larissa Loyva and a few of their karaoke-loving friends who thought it might be kitschy fun to put on matching outfits and sing some hippy-dippy tunes together. But in trying to recapture the elusive mystique of the Langley Schools' kids-in-a-gymnasium concept on their debut recording, Culbertson and her hand-clapping Choir Practice crew don't seem to understand that a key element in the success of that album was the complete absence of irony. The young people performing the somewhat dark-themed contemporary material were earnestly belting those songs from the heart. They weren't a bunch of jaded Vancouver scene hipsters who thought carolling their way through some goofy tunes would be good for a larf between projects. It's a bad joke poorly executed.