Toronto-based group Little Girls (Josh McIntyre and co.) are releasing the two songs that bookend their debut full-length, Concepts, as they make a pit stop at CMJ on their North American tour with Japandroids, Monotonix, You Say Party! We Say Die! Wavves, and Nurses among others. The first is a haunting and painstakingly hand-colored video for intro track, “Youth Tunes“, directed by Felix Kalmenson, and the second is a free mp3 download of the last track “Growing,” a song Stereogum calls “dark lo-fi” that “sounds more like a full band, which sets them apart from the bedroom set.”
Little Girls’ debut full-length, Concepts, is an eleven-track album that spans from the very first Little Girls track ever written to brand new material. Concepts includes the songs that sparked early blog attention off their MySpace (recorded in Josh’s bedroom), which ended up on the preceding Tambourine EP and releases on Brooklyn labels Mexican Summer and Captured Tracks. Don’t miss your chance to see them at CMJ or along the tour!
Download the song Growing here or stream it below:
“EVELATION! ..these are jams–check them out, and if you’re down, envelop yourself in the Little Girls explosion…” – The Fader
“If someone bottled up Joy Division’s essence, stored it for thirty years, and finally released it in 2009, it would sound something like this Toronto four-piece. And no, that’s not Mike Sniper (aka Blank Dogs) behind the mic.” – NYLON Band Crush: CMJ Edition
“Little Girls’ catchy brand of lo-fi guitar-pop is coming your way.” – Pitchfork
“…riding the dirty wave of ultra lo-fi yet extremely melodic/endlessly hummable noise-pop that seems to be building right now comes Toronto’s Little Girls.” – Gorilla vs Bear
“McIntyre’s atonal melodies and muddy vocals converge with clanging guitar chords and hypnotic, looped rhythms…Little Girls’ surges of pop genius suggest they won’t have to settle for worship from just the underground.” – Exclaim!
“I dig that gothy, garage-y sound…which you can hear for yourself [in] Little Girls.” – BrooklynVegan
Little Girls’ Concepts Tour 2009
10/20 – New York, NY – Cake Shop (CMJ – Pop Tarts Suck Toasted) – 1:30PM
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool (CMJ – Noise Problem Showcase) – 8PM
10/23 – New York, NY – Pianos (CMJ – Terrible Records Showcase) – 10PM
10/24 – Halifax – The Paragon ^^
11/06 – Philidelphia, PA – Swarthmore #
11/08 – Columbus, OH – Summit &
11/09 – St Louis, MO – Billiken Club &
11/11 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon &
11/18 – Windsor, ONT – Phog Lounge +
11/19 – Waterloo, ONT – Bombshelter +
11/20 – Toronto, ONT – Phoenix ++
11/21 – Sudbury, ONT – Townhouse +
11/25 – Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert +
11/26 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s +
11/27 – Edmonton, ALB – New City +
11/28 – Calgary, ALB – Hi-Fi +
^^ w/ Japandroids, You Say Party! We Say Die!
+ w/ You Say Party! We Say Die!
++ w/ Think About Life, You Say Party! We Say Die!
# w/ Blank Dogs
& w/ Nurses