Pete and the Pirates are poised to protect Brit-pop. Say that five times fast. Anyway, the UK band's first LP has been out for almost a year, but they're just now cracking America. Wonder why America may come cracking? Check out this video/single, and try to remain unconvinced. Check out "Mr. Understanding," now streaming on Babelgum, along with a few other Pete and the Pirates tunes (including brand-new songs "Jennifer" and "Blood Gets Thin").