THE BAD REVIEW Vivian Girls – Share the Joy (Polyvinyl)

When you think about it, music can be compared to the difference between kiddie rollercoasters, and humongous, death-defying coasters.

 Scott Creney

THE GOOD REVIEW Vivian Girls – Share The Joy (Polyvinyl)

There are still songs about love, but even the love songs sound wiser, more ferocious, more bitter, and ultimately more hopeful. Vivian Girls have grown up.

 Everett True

Everett True’s summer femme-pop mix: the videos

I’ve been meaning to link to this for a while.

 Everett True

Everett True and his First Ladies Of Rock

I still write for a few other places. One of these is the excellent NYC femme-focused magazine, Bust, for which I write a regular column, Everett True and his First Ladies Of Rock, a short consumer guide look at some of the fine, unheralded, female-led bands around. I’ve been on at my contact at Bust […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 160: Frankie Rose And The Outs

The exact point where Dum Dum Girls meet Vivian Girls… which is barely surprising as Frankie Rose has drummed with both, and for Crystal Stilts as well. If this makes it sound like I’m only begrudgingly recommending this group to you because I think I ought to, think again Methuselah, think again. Those reverb-saturated harmonies! Bangs […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 94: Neverever

Ah, but I love Facebook sometimes. An old Brighton friend tipped me off to a brace of awesome new femme-pop sounds, this group first. Damn, she knows me well: how can I resist such outrageously harmonised and resonant pop? Everything about this is so, so crush-worthy. Bangs damn it but there’s so much of this […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 34: Dum Dum Girls

Hey, it makes me so happy to hear this music. So, so happy. This song features a dude from Crocodiles, whom I also like a whole bunch – but no way near as much as this song, a song as wonderful as even The Pastels or The Shop Assistants, a song that’s just saturated in […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 26: Dum Dum Girls

This is a hot tip from NYC’s Bust magazine. And I am sure as hell going to be following up tips like that. Dum Dum Girls play fuzzed-up blissed-down beautifully harmonic sun-drenched femme fuzz… have I used that word yet?… pop. The ladies understand Joey and Dee Dee because Dee Dee and Joey always understood […]