Girls – Album

September 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Girls - Album

I was really slow to jump onboard with San Francisco’s Girls, but with a couple days of listening to nothing else under my belt, I feel justified in saying that they’re one of the best bands in America and they’ve produced one of the best albums of the year. Pitchfork gave the album a 9.1 and a “best new music” badge describing the album as “simple and forthright,” and this is true; as a “sunny Beach Boys pastiche,” and this is true; and “great,” and this is absolutely true. It’s surprising to realize that the band does in fact have a musical affinity with the Beach Boys, primarily because I can’t stand to listen to the Beach Boys for more than five minutes. They’re just not my cup of tea. Girls though, in terms of sound and musicianship, precisely is. Album is full of tension and restraint; a musical contrapposto in which longing coexists with joy and lo-fi happily walks between chaos and power pop. Suffice to say, this is amazing music and the band deserves every bit of attention they get.

Beyond that, they’re on groovy record label True Panther Sounds, which happens to have some copies of the limited edition Girls 10″ Hellhole Ratrace still available – get one.

Here’s track one from Album (it and a few other songs are available via the True Panther website) with a fun video for the title track of off their 10″:

Girls – Lust For Life




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