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RIYL: Alvvays, St. Vincent, Prince
“‘Faces’ is about an uncontrollable spiral into self-doubt and questioning your worth,” said Sundae Girl vocalist Laura Kempton (she/her). “That spiralling goes so far into a personal hell, that past mistakes seep into dreams. Then, you find yourself awaking at the cusp of the dream and the cycle continues.”
A glamorous and intimate look at inner battles with self-worth, “Faces” is brought to life by director Jeff Miller. Together, he and Sundae Girl create a beautiful visual nightmare, exploring the dark thoughts we tell ourselves.
“The song is about struggling to find the brightside,” Kempton said. “It’s about coming to terms with the personal demons that we all fight with in our minds, and a constant striving to be kind to yourself.”
“Faces” hails from new EP, Just For Fun (out now), a concoction of songs showing Sundae Girl’s playfulness, as well as their melodic and retro likings. Recorded at David Scholten’s Spaces Between studio in Halifax, this debut EP was produced by Adam Warren (Glory Glory), while finishing touches were added by Brooklyn-based engineer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Weezer).
“Just For Fun is a mantra,” said Kempton. “It’s an approach to handling the pressures of life and finding ways to look on the brightside.”
|The EP manages those pressures in different strokes. Opener “Sandbar,” for instance, is a shimmery pop single that spins the tale of a protagonist at her wits-end with an unsympathetic and inept lover. One of the band’s earliest songs, “Sandbar” took on a new surf-pop life through their work with Warren, epitomizing their newfound sound. “Faces,” meanwhile, presents a glamorous and intimate look at inner battles with self-worth. From there, Sundae Girl push and pull between conventional indie pop and their psych and dream pop tilts, on “Stay Home” and EP closer, “Rock Show.” Throughout, their driving yet atmospheric sound remains remarkably textured and decidedly optimistic. |
Freaky, sparkly, wavy. Sundae Girl are a five-piece indie-rock band from Halifax. Recalling and reinventing sounds from bands like The Smiths, Blondie and The Strokes, the band’s debut EP puts their playful, retro, and rock leanings on display. Since their inception, Sundae Girl (f/k/a The Drug Rugs) have showcased at NSMW, Evolve, Into the Night and the Halifax Jazz Fest; won “Silver” for ”Best New Band” in The Coast’s Best Of; and shared the stage with artists like T. Thomason, Said The Whale, Walrus and Adam Baldwin.
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Praise for SUNDAE GIRL:
“Full of deep swirly chorus tones and an upbeat, jangly demeanor, this fresh faced crew mixes elements of pop, psych and indie rock. If anything, “Sandbar” is certainly indicative that these musicians are destined for good things,” – BUFFABLOG
“Though the band is young and new to the scene, you’ll immediately notice an incredibly grown up and mature sound…It manages to blend elements of driving rock like Springsteen with more modern sounds of shoegaze and pop music. It’s a beautifully constructed track,” – Austin Town Hall
“The band’s two tracks have a psych-rock tinge and are charged with the anxiousness that comes with trying to fit in, even though you don’t like the people around you,” – Grayowl Point
“[They] in one word are bubbly. In one sentence they are a jangly, indie-rock band from Halifax with lyrics worthy of being on a t-shirt,” – Grid City Magazine
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