Brooklyn trio the Girls at Dawn play sweet and lazy ramshackle rock songs that inject punk primitivism with a healthy dose of morphine. It gives rise to a pretty but dreary sound on the debut 7-inch single "Never Enough" b/w "Every Night" (Hozac Records) and the subsequent 12-inch EP (Captured Tracks), inevitably drawing comparisons to acts ranging from the Shangri-Las to the Vivian Girls. And while it's true that their blend of lo-fi recordings and wistful narratives about love and change cover the same emotional real estate staked out by girl groups of the '60s, there's an indelible sense of discovery that surrounds the songs.
"Beyond being a girl band, we're just a band and don't really think about the fact that we're girls," says drummer and Atlanta expat Sarah Baldwin. "Most of the lyrics are hopeful, and a lot of our songs are about moving away from home and trying to prove to your ex or other people that you don't need to come back."
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(Photo by Eric Fischer)
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Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?