The ceaselessly charming garage pop girl-wop (as opposed to “dude wop”) of U.S. Girls is clearly in high demand these days, even after they left us high and dry for three whole years after Gem. But we waited patiently, and have been blessed with Half Free. We were overjoyed to find the band stayed true to those sugar sweet disco vibes (Meg Remy’s a fan of Glass Candy, go figure) and managed not to lose their very special weird-girl, nerd-core edge. Also on the bill is Escape-ism: minimal, confessional noise rock, a man and his guitar and earnest whinnies galore. I might even dub this dude wop. Labels aside, get ready to feel nothing short of sexed up, as this front guy does a great service to his forefathers, The Cramps, in his perfect delivery of groovy, slur-riddled moans. Who is this dude, you ask? Ian Svenonius of a little band you might remember called Chain & the Gang.
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