“The New Life” by Girls Names // The New Life 12” (2012)
Girls Names seem to be evolving from a spunky jangle pop band into a full fledged experimental rock back that resembles Liars and Radiohead and I absolutely love it. Their new 12” single is for this track, “The New Life”, which is a seven-plus minute stunner that rides on a hypnotic, angular guitar loop as jagged guitars and swirling synths crash in and out of the production, meanwhile distant, hazy vocals provide a sturdy melody that keeps everything in place. It feels like Amnesiac-era Radiohead crossed with the new Liars and DIIV albums. Highest recommendation. Amazing stuff.