Girls @ Mercury Lounge, NYC – pics & setlist
photos by Fresh Bread
"Sometime in the last twelve months, Girls got good. They were good last July when I saw them at both Market Hotel and Glasslands, but but there was a ramshackle vibe that felt like they weren't sure whether they were really ready to leave the bedroom. But at Mercury lounge they are really good. Like "Whoa what happened" good. Credit new drummer (all loosey-goosey Keith Moon fills) and a nimble-fingered lead guitarist for the transformation. Christopher Owens and Chet White have always had the songs, mind you. In a lot of ways Girls are the ultimate San Francisco band: the laid-back vibe, the folky jammy-ness that has always been present there, as well as the neo-psych scene that has popped up over the last ten years. But it's totally different than the garage scene of Thee Oh Sees or Ty Segall (with whom they played at Cake Shop on Saturday). Girls are working on a whole other plain of dreamy, hazy beauty and noise." [Bill Pearis]
Girls played three shows while they were in town - Mercury Lounge, Cake Shop, and Monster Island. More pictures from Mercury Lounge, including one of the setlist, below...