Monday, August 8th, 2011

Girls, "Vomit"

Everyone knows you can't dust for vomit. But, man, Pink Floyd's fingerprints are all over this new song from the wonderful San Francisco band, Girls. (I know that metaphor is sort of backwards, since the thief, or "borrower," leaves his or her fingerprints on the thing they stole from somebody else, rather than vice versa, but for chronological reasons, it doesn't make sense to set it up that way.) You can hear very distinct elements of two different eras of Pink Floyd music here.

I know mentioning this will be fodder for our friends who bemoan Girls frontman Christopher Owens as just another "deep dude in the dorm who's just so, like, misunderstood."

But we should also point out that this particular type of cribbing has been done before. It's well documented.

I however will continue to love Christopher Owens and Girls, regardless. I really like the song. And I can't wait 'til the whole new album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, comes out next month.

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lbf (#2,343)

Yeah, that new record is hella proggy. I like it a lot despite that glaring flaw. Less hooks and less immediate than Album, but an honest piece of work. I miss the shameless cribbing of the Tyde though.

ComradePsmith (#4,477)

@lbf I had always thought Further (especially Golden Grimes-era & post), but the Tyde works too.

Dave Bry (#422)

Listening more, this new one also sounds very similar to Radiohead's "Street Spirit (Fade Out)."

(This is always a silly kind of exercise, I know. There's nothing new under the etc. But I still do it all time…)

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