music we love – girl groups
From St. Vincent’s platinum cloud of curls to Karen O’s glossy bangs, women in indie rock are simultaneously creating hair trends and filling our playlists. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are Spotify staples at Sine Qua Non, and although their last album was released in 2013 they sound as current as ever. What we covet most is front-woman Karen O’s sleek, brow-grazing bangs! Her recent solo album Crush Songs is a departure from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ sound, but fans will inevitably find something to crush on.
St. Vincent is Annie Clark, whose bombastic and orchestral style of rock is as unconventional as her halo of wild curls. She released her fourth solo album in February 2014, debuting an icy violet-blonde hair color at the same time. Our favorite St. Vincent project is Love This Giant, her 2012 collaboration with David Byrne of Talking Heads. The experimental album is heavy on horn and synth and gets better with each listen.
Dum Dum Girls have a fuzzy, atmospheric sound that’s the perfect mix of 1960’s girl group and lo-fi, dreamy rock. The band was founded by the blunt-bobbed Dee Dee Penny in 2008 and is sure to appeal to fans of Vivian Girls or Crocodiles. The Dum Dum Girls have a glamorous and monochromatic girl gang vibe that makes us want to cut bangs and buy striped tights.