Monday, February 27, 2012
U.S. Girls - U.S. Girls on KRAAK
I've never been able to get into U.S. Girls, though I've wanted to. Megan Remy's project felt like the female counterpart to San Francisco's The Hospitals (RIP) in some ways, which was always a really exciting prospect. Previous releases though, while interestingly caustic, have been somehow (and it's hard to describe why exactly) just not quite enjoyable enough for repeated listens. U.S. Girls on KRAAK, however, finds Remy's U.S. Girls project really finding its feet, offering squawk and squalor in addition to hooks and a really bizarre, kind of wonderfully terrible cover of R&B classic, "The Boy Is Mine." And it makes me so happy because I've expected that Remy had this record in her, after listening to her previous work, and it really is really good. Certainly worth your time.