Wandering increasingly toward more pleasing, yet still stark sonic territory, Chicago’s Megan Remy released her third record as U.S. GIRLS late last year on the Dutch label KRAKK. U.S. GIRLS ON KRAKK is still challenging to listen to some of the time. It basks in fuzz at times. Beats falling apart unpleasantly. Shards of negative sound arrive and kill the vibe man. But amidst all that there are some seriously unique pop nuggets. “Peotone” grabs a country feel, and executes pleasingly in it’s lo-fi way. “The Island Song” features a hypnotizing melody set to synths that move like molasses all set to the oft present drum machine. I would have to think that there are many people across the universe dancing slowly at the end of their nights to this song. A haunting dream pop track that will be stuck in my noggin for a long while to come. And ther we have it. U.S. GIRLS still being US GIRLS but definitely emerging more from the bleakness that birthed it than ever before.

U.S. GIRLS – State House by KRAAK_records

The Island Song – U.S. Girls from Ross Turnbull on Vimeo.

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