GIRL-ROCK from LTNF LIVE
The growl of the electric guitar provides such a backdrop for a female lead vocal. It’s been in vogue for 50+ years. And there is no dearth of new entries into this genre with new girl bands coming out with work each week. As I look at the playlist I am inclined to just call this Girl-Rock I as there is so so much more to share.
Excited to share brand spanking new music from Let’s Eat Grandma, Girl Ultra (two tracks), Magdalena Bay, Chaka Gettz, THICK, and Momma. Equally happy to relive the music of LUSH, The Sundays, The Primitives, The Pretenders, and Juliana Hatfield.
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About GIRL ULTRA
The Mexican singer Girl Ultra has been making liquid-cool R&B for a lot of her career, but her latest track “Punk” represents an exciting sonic turn: She teams up with the indie band Little Jesus from Mexico City and launches into a stewing overcast alt-rock track that’s quiet, intense, and endlessly catchy, all while pulling her toward refreshing new territory.
Her hushed vocals build up to a chorus, boosted by Little Jesus, that’s brightened by synth twinkles and the artists’ gauzy sense of harmony. The video, which was directed by GRLS (Lucca Necoechea and Diego Andlovin), drew inspiration from the south side of Mexico City, where bright, highly saturated cameras follow Girl Ultra and Little Jesus as they wander around at night. Eventually, the two meet up and dive into the adrenaline-soaked guitar chords of the song.
|My Finest Hour||The Sundays||Reading Writing & Arithmetic||1980|
|BOMBAY||Girl Ultra||El Sur||2022|
|Burnham Beaches||Lush||Blind Spot||2016|
|Incinerate for K.G.||CHAKA GETTZ||Incinerate for K.G.||2022|
|Way Behind Me||The Primitives||The Primitives||1988|
|Everybody Loves Me But You||Juliana Hatfield||Hey Babe||1992|
|Long Day in the Universe||The Darling Buds||Erotica||1990|
|Message of Love||The Pretenders||Message of Love||1991|
|Strange Conversations||Let’s Eat Grandma||Two Ribbons||2022|
|Love You Forever||THICK||Love You Forever||2022|
|My Sister (Live)||Juliana Hatfield||Live on KEXP||2015|
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