Chicago, Illinois’ Earth Girls have announced their debut full length, Wanderlust, a lean slice of power pop perfection, due out August 12th via Grave Mistake Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band has decided to release their infectious new song “Say Goodnight”.
“Say Goodnight” is the perfect introduction to Earth Girls‘ blend of hooky power pop, raw garage punk, and quirky twee. Vocalist, guitarist, and band mastermind, Liz Panella, effortless mixes the best parts of these genres into songs that seem straight forward but pack a deeper punch. AV Club put it best saying, “Earth Girls makes garage-pop that’s so densely packed it’s almost easy to lose the complexity of the arrangements, but that’s exactly what make ”Say Goodnight” work. It may be bubblegum pop, but its flavors don’t fade after first listen.”
Listen to “Say Goodnight”:
Earth Girls play power pop with an emphasis on “power.” Spearheaded by guitarist/vocalist, Liz Panella, the Chicago-based band write songs that are bursting with breezy earworms but still pack an undeniably urgent punch. This precarious and exciting balance between infectiousness and grit propels the band’s debut full length, Wanderlust. On Wanderlust, Earth Girls have cut to the core of what makes their genre great: sharp blasts of tuneful melodies and raw guitars that always leave you wanting more. Power pop that never lacks power.
Throughout Wanderlust, Panella effortlessly combines elements of 60s and 70s pop with more modern influences, while adding her own distinguishing touches to make songs that are as catchy as they are concise. Earth Girls’ songs are driven by hook-filled immediacy, but they aren’t without sonic and lyrical depth. The best hooks always sound effortless and Wanderlust is loaded with these deceptively catchy yet winding melodies and chord changes. Every instrument plays it’s role perfectly and tastefully; warm vocal harmonies weave around gritty guitar and inventive bass lines, all held together by airtight drumming. The album’s tight 21 minute runtime lends itself to repeat listens that reveal Panella’s attention to detail in arrangements, as well as pointed lyrics reflecting a struggle to make the most of life and its relationships.
Preorders for Wanderlust are available now.