West Indian Girl arrive with the same kind of alt-shoegazer synthpop found in Saturna and Oasis . . . Arty pop with trebley vocals and flourished with crashing percussion and wave after wave of keyboard riffs. Itâ€™s no shock the band is named after a particular brand of LSD.
â€œTo Die in L.A.â€ is the current single, and itâ€™s definitely catchy. Itâ€™s easy to imagine lolling about on the beach, drinking tequila, and enjoying the up-and-down sound. â€œSofiaâ€ is another stand out track, as is â€œUp the Coast.â€ On all the tracks, the vocals sound vaguely like Perry Farrell, but the music is as far from punk as possible. Itâ€™s precise, clean, and calculated.
Whipped creamy indie pop. Check it out.