With quirky pop hooks and song dynamics that are just shy of anthemic, Cleveland's Other Girls writes songs with a surprising level of sophistication and polish while maintaining a certain urgency and exuberance that makes each performance count. With atmospheric flourishes reminiscent of Band of Horses and a nervous energy similar to that of early Modest Mouse, Other Girls evokes the wall-of-sound aesthetic currently explored by bands like Crystal Stilts and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Comparisons aside, this sounds like a group of guys who have serious real-world demands on their lives but find a joy and vitality in playing music that clearly embodies and transforms the Midwestern experience into greater significance. Flush with romanticism and daydreamy imagination, the Girls are refreshingly free of... More >>>