Friday, May 27, 2011


Feeling left behind? Case of the non-rapture blues? Lucky You.

The percussion dominant Religious Girls is a hard nut to crack. Ambient-noise poetics? Who knows? Haunting, jubilant, experimental and poppy -- maybe somewhere around Animal Collective. Some groups are simply (not simple) live bands. It's difficult to represent the energy in a studio, but these cats are actively attempting to translate just that. In the post-raptureless world, we need bands like Religious Girls to express our collective excitement. It's breezy and magnetic. RG form a world without boundaries, yet perceptually vivid and tangible -- a ghostly resonance that is intoxicating and invigorating. Their live sets tap into some subsonic residue and teases it out as they build up to a primal shift. It's a charged atmosphere that reminds us of possibility.

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