Friday, December 24, 2010
From Boston, Mass, comes Girlfriends, playing some of the absolute BEST garage rock I've heard all year. I can't seem to find much information about these guys (and girl?), except that they are a relatively new (past few years), unsigned band from Boston, MA, still playing only locally. I checked out their single called Gov't Seizure (backed with Creep Stuff) and it basically blew my mind, so I had to share. A raunchy romp & stomp of a single, sung with a fantastically drunken slur, this is a must-hear for garage rock fans. While at their Band Camp site, check out Girlfriends' EP, self-titled, and their other single, Good To Be True. While not as in-your-face-excellent as Gov't Seizure/Creep Stuff, those other releases are still great and show enough promise that just put this band on my permanent radar. They've got a lot of their songs up on their MySpace, too. I hope to hear a lot more from Girlfriends in 2011!