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YOUNG GIRLS

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
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"young girls :: lil' darlin"

Texas garage punk trio Young Girls have just released their self-titled album, which has been on my regular rotation lately. Have a listen... "Lil' Darlin" "Mexico in December" "Scene in Paraguay"... Scene in paraguay by young girls Order the album right - Audio Academy


"young girls :: lil' darlin"

Texas garage punk trio Young Girls have just released their self-titled album, which has been on my regular rotation lately. Have a listen... "Lil' Darlin" "Mexico in December" "Scene in Paraguay"... Scene in paraguay by young girls Order the album right - Audio Academy


"Young Girls: “Mexico in December”"

We’ve never been to Mexico, let alone in December, but the vibes we’re receiving here are pretty much our thing so we might reconsider. Young Girls are a three-piece from Houston, Texas, and their brand new tune Mexico in December is the first track to surface from the outfit’s forthcoming self-titled full-length. Crystal-clear harmonies on this honest sixties throwback summer tune to let us forget all the clouds out there on this early Wednesday morning. - No Fear Of Pop


"Young Girls blow up"

One of Houston’s very own indie-rock bands, Young Girls was recently asked to open up for popular Brooklyn act The Drums up in Dallas. Not even a year old, Young Girls have already played countless shows in Houston, gone on a multi-state tour including cities like Chicago and Tulsa, and are planning release their official debut presumably sometime in the near future. They are a phenomenon. They are some of Houston’s most movingest and shakingest musicians. If you haven’t heard them give their stuff a listen on myspace, and don’t forget to go see The Drums play at the grand opening of the new Fitzgerald’s this Thursday. - Free Press Houston


"Young Girls"

Young Girls are a feel good, beach indie, garage band from Texas who have a refreshing, amazing sound and is more then worth your time. Below is a track called, 'Six Pack Back Stab' which should be added instantly to whatever mixtape you just made yourself. Make sure you support these guys who have just self-released their 73 single and visit their Myspace and Facebook . Young Girls - Six Pack Back Stab - Circle Square Triangle


"Young Girls"

Young Girls are a feel good, beach indie, garage band from Texas who have a refreshing, amazing sound and is more then worth your time. Below is a track called, 'Six Pack Back Stab' which should be added instantly to whatever mixtape you just made yourself. Make sure you support these guys who have just self-released their 73 single and visit their Myspace and Facebook . Young Girls - Six Pack Back Stab - Circle Square Triangle


"Young Girls: "Six Pack Back Stab""

Along with like-minded Texans Fergus & Geronimo and Teenage Cool Kids, Houston's Young Girls make tuneful, polaroid-quality garage pop that feels impassioned and sincere without losing a certain tongue-in-cheek self-awareness. The not-so-recent-surge of retro pop-punk encompasses a range of themes that is, generally speaking, not bottomless: last nights, girls, summer/bummer, you/blue. But like a perfectly faded pair of denim, some things never lose their appeal. - Altered Zones


"Young Girls"

Summer is just on the horizon and no Houston band evokes the season of beach trips, free time, and cold beers more than Young Girls. The trio’s reverb-drenched sound and upbeat songs like “Six Pack Back Stab” just beg for rolled-down windows, a cooler, and beach towels. Even though they have only been around for about a year, the band has made a huge splash on the scene garnering a lot of buzz from music fans, blogs, and local press. That’s not surprising given the full-steam-ahead attitude of this band. Slackers they are not – this is a band with places to be and things to do. They’ve got one 7” under their belts already and the band will be releasing a CD on Homeskool Records as well as a second 7” shortly. If that is not enough, the band is preparing for their first tour of the EU this summer. We caught up with Luis, Pete, and Charlie on a cool night over on the Rudyard’s porch last month to talk with them about their music, the band, and their plans. - Free Press Houston


"Band of Day (8.8.11) YOUNG GIRLS"

As the Turk told me last night, “Don’t Google search these dudes…” well I did and I got what I expected. Knowing that these Houston lads had a strong single floating around the intertubes in “Mexico In December”, my search was made much easier. The threesome garage rocksters bring happy summer sounds with a 60's flare and a peaceful warrior approach. I love the echo harmonies, reminds me of KROQ circa 1985 when the first wave literally crashed into the garage punks. Harlem from our 2010 NBD collection is a quick reminder of their sound, but I give the Sonic Soulmate nod to Surfer Blood. Houston isn’t a hotbed for surfers, but I hear that the dudes from Surfer Blood don’t surf either, so here’s to Texas’ surf rock…yeehaw dude! - New Band Day


"Young Girls, Young Girls"

Those Tijerina boys just don’t quit, do they? They never seem to stop moving, always making music with one band or another — Charlie was in The Factory Party before this, while Pete was in Program, and Springfield Riots after that.
And, somewhat appropriately, the self-titled debut album from their latest project, don’t-Google-at-work band Young Girls, straddles the fence between all three of the two songwriters’ previous bands. “Lil’ Darlin” and “Scene in Paraguay” come off like Surfer Blood covering The Killers, the woozy, watery guitar roar surging over swaggering, Britpop-influenced vocals and rhythms. In contrast, then, there’re tracks like “This Time,” which swoons and bounces along on a sugary-sweet power-pop high, evoking Teenage Fanclub and Silver Scooter at the same time.
There’s a lot here that’ll sound familiar to fans of the Tijerinas’ (are they brothers, cousins? Not a clue…) other stuff. The Pete-penned songs immediately bring to mind the shiny-sweet sound of long-dead, straight-up pop effort Program, with the unassuming warmth and hazy grin of his Springfield Riots songs. The latter also adds a nicely retro vibe to the sound, as evidenced in particular by the Manchester-meets-Motown soul of “My Baby,” which even comes darn near to Phil Spector territory by the end.
Then there are the Charlie-written songs, which owe a fair bit to the sleek, urban nu-New Wave worship of The Factory Party, evoking the aforementioned Killers, Placebo, or, hell, Duran Duran. The confident strut actually works better here, to my mind, balanced as it is by the rough edges of the music and Pete’s unaffected vocals.
The end result is a shimmery, fuzzy-headed collection of songs that crash over you like a warm, inviting wave, bringing in currents from the Beach Boys, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Pixies, early Killers, Surfer Blood, and pretty much any New Wave-y band you can name. It’s somehow both dark and sunny at once, a summer day at the beach when you look out at the sea and think, holy crap, did you really just see a fin out there? There’s a bit of a snarl lurking beneath the pop sheen — a little vinegar-y tartness to balance out the sweet — especially on “Party Tape” and the bouncy, misleadingly cheery “We’re Not Friends.”
Standout tracks for me have to be the driving, droney “Animals,” which bobs serenely back and forth with a big smile ’til the chorus, when the guitars really kick in and drummer Luis Estrada starts pounding away — the song pretty much explodes at that point — and the earlier “Scene in Paraguay,” which pretty well out-Killers The Killers, all cool nonchalance and fuzzy guitars. A close runner-up is closer “Noches,” which sounds for all the world like a Tears for Fears song amped up to ten.
The best part, honestly, of Young Girls is that it sucks in all of that old stuff I mentioned earlier, all the songs and sounds these guys have been doing for years, and synthesizes them into something that — while I do love the older stuff, don’t get me wrong, especially Springfield Riots — is far, far better than its parts. This is the sound of two ridiculously talented songwriters who’ve each found the perfect foil, in one another, and it’s pretty freaking brilliant - Space City Rock


"Young Girls, Young Girls"

Those Tijerina boys just don’t quit, do they? They never seem to stop moving, always making music with one band or another — Charlie was in The Factory Party before this, while Pete was in Program, and Springfield Riots after that.
And, somewhat appropriately, the self-titled debut album from their latest project, don’t-Google-at-work band Young Girls, straddles the fence between all three of the two songwriters’ previous bands. “Lil’ Darlin” and “Scene in Paraguay” come off like Surfer Blood covering The Killers, the woozy, watery guitar roar surging over swaggering, Britpop-influenced vocals and rhythms. In contrast, then, there’re tracks like “This Time,” which swoons and bounces along on a sugary-sweet power-pop high, evoking Teenage Fanclub and Silver Scooter at the same time.
There’s a lot here that’ll sound familiar to fans of the Tijerinas’ (are they brothers, cousins? Not a clue…) other stuff. The Pete-penned songs immediately bring to mind the shiny-sweet sound of long-dead, straight-up pop effort Program, with the unassuming warmth and hazy grin of his Springfield Riots songs. The latter also adds a nicely retro vibe to the sound, as evidenced in particular by the Manchester-meets-Motown soul of “My Baby,” which even comes darn near to Phil Spector territory by the end.
Then there are the Charlie-written songs, which owe a fair bit to the sleek, urban nu-New Wave worship of The Factory Party, evoking the aforementioned Killers, Placebo, or, hell, Duran Duran. The confident strut actually works better here, to my mind, balanced as it is by the rough edges of the music and Pete’s unaffected vocals.
The end result is a shimmery, fuzzy-headed collection of songs that crash over you like a warm, inviting wave, bringing in currents from the Beach Boys, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Pixies, early Killers, Surfer Blood, and pretty much any New Wave-y band you can name. It’s somehow both dark and sunny at once, a summer day at the beach when you look out at the sea and think, holy crap, did you really just see a fin out there? There’s a bit of a snarl lurking beneath the pop sheen — a little vinegar-y tartness to balance out the sweet — especially on “Party Tape” and the bouncy, misleadingly cheery “We’re Not Friends.”
Standout tracks for me have to be the driving, droney “Animals,” which bobs serenely back and forth with a big smile ’til the chorus, when the guitars really kick in and drummer Luis Estrada starts pounding away — the song pretty much explodes at that point — and the earlier “Scene in Paraguay,” which pretty well out-Killers The Killers, all cool nonchalance and fuzzy guitars. A close runner-up is closer “Noches,” which sounds for all the world like a Tears for Fears song amped up to ten.
The best part, honestly, of Young Girls is that it sucks in all of that old stuff I mentioned earlier, all the songs and sounds these guys have been doing for years, and synthesizes them into something that — while I do love the older stuff, don’t get me wrong, especially Springfield Riots — is far, far better than its parts. This is the sound of two ridiculously talented songwriters who’ve each found the perfect foil, in one another, and it’s pretty freaking brilliant - Space City Rock


"New Music From Young Girls"

We rarely get a lot of music out of our neighbors to the east in Houston so imagine our surprise when we were sent this new song from H-town based Young Girls. I’ve seen these guys on some local Austin bills before, but have never seen them live or given their music much of a listen. After a few spins of this new track “Six Pack Back Stab” I’m really glad I gave the band a chance. This jam has some great surf rock style guitar riffs with those muddled vocals eerily similar to our friends Surf City of New Zealand. Whoever you want to compare them to, you have to admit that they’ve got some great pop melodies. A debut LP from Young Girls is said to be on its way in mid-March so stay tuned here and to their myspace page for updates - Austin Town Hall


Discography

Six Pack Back Stab (45 single)
Young Girls (self titled full length)

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