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Hails from: San Francisco, CA
Musical Style: Garage Rock, Indie, Pop
For Fans of: Elvis Costello, Everly Brothers, Beach Boys
Why you should check them out:
San Francisco’s garage rock extraordinaire Girls is a hard band to track down, much less pin down. Choosing their moniker in defiance of search engine accessibility and varying their sound in a myriad of directions, the duo of Christopher Owens and Chet “JR” White are directly responsible for any impending slacker rock explosions in the near future.
After playing in bands like Holy Shit and Curls, vocalist Christopher Owens teamed up with bassist Chet “JR” White to put together the San Francisco based Girls. While a duo at the core, they can often be found recruiting a slew of fellow Bay Area musicians to join in on their care free and compelling pop rock.
Excelling at the nostalgia laden pop of yesteryear, Owens and White readily borrow from sources both new and old. In their seemingly simple formulas one will find an affection for Beach Boys guitar pop, early 90’s shoegaze, and angsty 80’s teen pop. Their impossibly liberating and invigorating single “Lust for Life” makes heads sway, beach blanket vintage vernacular on full alert, while the rockabilly heartbreaker “Hellhole Ratrace” sounds like Elvis Costello filtered through a slow motion psychedelic strainer.
Their debut, simply titled Album, drops late September and promises to be one of the catchiest and most eclectic offerings of the year. Expect Girls to be a well known pronoun in the music world, once word of this pair’s perfect indie pop starts swelling, it’s no doubt the ambiguity of their name won’t keep them hidden for long.
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