Girls – “Honey Bunny” (via Stereogum)
In a matter of less than a year, San Francisco’s sunny retro pop gurus Girls have found expedited success through relentless touring and sought after releases. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the band’s returning home, ending its latest tour with a sold out date at the Great American Music Hall Sunday night (9pm).
It feels like it’s been a while since Girls made our radar, but much has been going on, including some notable personnel changes. The band has acquired two new members from a shared source, as both Ryan Lynch (also of Dominant Legs) and Matt Kahlman (formerly of The Mantles) have been members of SF’s Magic Bullets. After the current tour, which finds Girls joined by True Panther Sounds‘ recent addition Magic Kids (Memphis) and Chicago’s Smith Westerns, they’ll be off to a month in Europe, followed by a spot at Coachella 2010.