In the absence of Smith Westerns or Harlem and their lo-fi, grungy garage-rock mechanic status, it’s a thankful thing that we have U.S. Girls around, otherwise my life would be sorely lacking in that monolithic, glam-infused, acid-trip-inducing, pantheon of rock.
U.S. Girls own that pantheon. These motherfuckers help maintain it and keep filthy tourists away from it, and between being the groundskeepers they’ve spent their time writing and recording a new album, something they’ve done every year since 2008.
GEM will be out on October 23rd via FatCat, and below you can get your teeth into its first “Jack”, either in MP3 form or video form, or both if you’re kinky like that.