|She's, The / All Female Rock And Roll Quartet|
|Add Date:||2017-12-31|| ||Pull Date:||2018-03-04|| |
|Week Ending:||14 Jan||7 Jan|
|Your Imaginary Friend|
Your new favorite band: Local female indie dream pop: guitars bass drums vocals, harmonies, pure voices. Use of noise, samples, efx, makes this really special, almost experimental’y at times. These young women have been playing together since being best friends in elementary school in San Francisco, 2007 (seems like yesterday they submitted their first release to us). Sweet stuff but not sugary or gratuitous. For fans of The Like, Sea Pony, Lala Lala, that special class. Well recorded and produced, about as perfect as can be, “mentored” by tUne-Yards’ Merrill Garbus.|
Its been fun to casually observe their career: I recall them being featured in a Converse ad spread all over the walls of the 16th St BART station several years back as tweens. I got them to play on Weds Night Live back when I had to arrange it through one of their dads.
All songs are really great, play any.
1)* (2:41) perfect pop, upbeat 2)** (3:48) killer, dark themed lyrics, perfect harmonies and backs. “fell in love on first date... heartache”, super cool used of noise 3) FCC? (3:33) great feel, slower swing 4) (3:43) super cool with great bass and use of cool efx and keyboards 5) FCC “shoot the shit”, too too bad! (4:02) cool fade in, upbeat almost surfy backbeat, songs just get better and better 6)* (3:55) wow, cool big guitar tone, just beautiful and dreamy 7) (2:52) instrumental, pretty stuff, cool noise in intro, super cool bass production, huge 8) (0:36) brief interlude, noise piece! 9) (4:25) epic feel to the pop 10) (3:01) a beautiful siren song, ballady, with acoustic guitar, vocal rich, epic with noisey end, studio sounds 11)* (3:49) holy moly ay caramba this is a great big “hit” quality song, don’t miss this 12) (3:51) simple plodding feel, bit of a Breeders feel, picks up midway