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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Girls Names - "Hypnotic Regression"

Posted by on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

  • Tough Love-Slumberland
Based on the two songs they've released since last fall, I predict that this Belfast quartet's second full-length will rank among my favorites of 2013. They aren't doing anything radically different from Crystal Stilts or Soft Moon; there's just more spring to their step. I particularly love the pirouetting guitar pattern* on this track, which conveys more progression than regression, though it's definitely hypnotic.

* With each passing year, Robert Smith's smeary style appears to be growing in influence.

Tough Love-Slumberland releases The New Life on Feb 26.


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