Thursday, June 25, 2009

Girls' First Full Length To Drop In September, Summer Tour Underway

Girls At Hotel Utah, From The HAD Archive

We've been digging on San Francisco's Girls ever since we saw their very first show at Port O'Brien's CD release last spring. Since then, the band has been gradually winning over the internet with their catchily-retro sounds, and a killer seven inch released last year.

Today news came down the wire that the band has finally completed the follow up to that seven inch with a full length entitled, simply, Album. The record will drop on September 22nd on True Panther Sounds, and features a whopping twelve tracks. Yum. The band has chosen the live favorite "Hellhole Ratrace" as the lead off single, and accompanied it with a video shot right here in the Bay Area.

If the sound on the "Hellhole Ratrace" video is any indication, this record is going to be a worthy follow up to the band's output thus far. The production is clean and lush, and captures the band's post-Spector vibe perfectly. It's a seven minute epic that slowly builds from a strummy guitar and vocal track, until it culminates in a fuzzy haze of guitar goodness. Check out the vid below.

On top of the video and the record release, the band is also in the midst of touring, and has two San Francisco dates planned, for July 1st and 21st. We can't recommend checking out the band more highly: they truly deliver in a live setting, and given the album's completion, these are bound to be exciting shows, loaded with new material.

Girls Summer 2009 Dates
Jun 25 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Jun 26 Monster Island Basement Brooklyn, New York
Jun 27 the Cake Shop New York, New York
Jul 1 Club Club You’re Dead @ the Stud with Puce Moment San Francisco, California
Jul 20 the echo los angeles, California
Jul 21 Rickshaw san francisco, California
Jul 23 the backspace a/a portland, Oregon
Jul 24 Biltmore Cabaret vancouver, British Columbia
Jul 25 Capitol Hill Block Party Seattle, Washington
Aug 4 Webster Hall new york, New York
Aug 5 9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC
Aug 6 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 7 Hideout Chicago, Illinois
Aug 11 Firebird St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 12 Record Bar Kansas city, Missouri
Aug 14 Emos Outside Austin, Texas
Aug 15 Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Aug 16 Warehouse (Studio) Houston, Texas
Aug 19 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aug 20 Club Congress Tucson, Arizona
Aug 21 El Rey Theatre L to the A, California
Aug 22 Glass House Pomona, California
Aug 23 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California

mp3: Girls - Hellhole Ratrace