The new album from TV Girl is here, and like Twin Peaks: The Return, it’s not really television; Death of a Party Girl is pure sonic cinema. The band is currently on a national summer tour, and we’re giving away tickets to select dates! See the full tour below and follow the links to find tickets.
TV Girl was formed in 2010 by Brad Petering as an outlet to blend the love of Spector-esque girl-group pop with an emerging interest in hip-hop. Featuring shimmering vocals and sampled beats, the self-titled debut EP of the same year turned heads online immediately; the group’s lush vintage rhythms and timeless pop hooks were even making waves on the BBC. Soon after, Jason Wyman joined the band and Wyatt Harmon rounded out the live show. They continued to release increasingly popular EPs and mixtapes between tours. In 2014, TV Girl unveiled their first full-length, the critically acclaimed French Exit.
The album keeps true to the TV Girl charm with a bevy of electronic samplings infused throughout light and airy guitars, whirring organs, and ethereal vocals. However, this record is not all summer nostalgia, and there are plenty of times where French Exit reads like disaffected fiction. The moody characters in these songs are fueled by revenge as often as love, underpinned by desperation and a deep yearning to connect.
Their 2016 follow up, Who Really Cares, finds the band doubling down on their heavy use of samples. Combining the aesthetic of 90’s hip hop with modern psychedelic pop, Who Really Cares offers a glimpse into the psyche of a love scorned twenty-something. (source)
Win tickets to the shows marked below in red. You can enter from the app or on desktop so long as you are signed in. We will email you if you have won!
6/16 @ Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
6/17 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
6/18 @ The Electric Pickle – Miami, FL
6/20 @ The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
6/22 @ The Mothlight – West Asheville, NC
6/23 @ Kings – Raleigh, NC
6/24 @ Charlie’s American Cafe – Norfolk, VA
6/25 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/27 @ Black Cat – Washington, DC
6/28 @ Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
6/30 @ Zone One at Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
7/1 @ Sonia – Cambridge, MA
7/2 @ The Monkey House – Winooski, VT
7/3 @ Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC, Canada
7/6 @ El Club – Detroit, MI
7/7 @ Spacebar – Columbus, OH
7/8 @ Mahall’s – Lakewood, OH
7/10 @ Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
7/11 @ First Avenue & 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
7/13 @ Schubas – Chicago, IL
7/16 @ Foam – St. Louis, MO
7/19 @ Deep Ellum Art Company – Dallas, TX
7/20 @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
7/21 @ Satellite Bar – Houston, TX
7/22 @ Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX