SadGirl, recently announced, their new full-length Water out June 14 on Suicide Squeeze (The Coathangers, LA Witch). Along with the news, the Los Angeles trio, have shared a new video for album track “Chlorine.”
SadGirl guitarist/vocalist Misha Lindes on the video:
“Chlorine is a melancholy ballad about loving someone, knowing it’s destroying you, and loving them anyway. It’s also a bit of a tongue in cheek variation on classic love songs which feature a “femme fatale” archetype. In an ideal world the track sonically calls back to the likes of “Cigarettes and Coffee” by Otis Redding, which I was obsessively listening to while working on Chlorine.
“I always imagined Chlorine as this John Waters trailer park princess. When Nathan (the director) and myself first got together to brainstorm video ideas we started working on this crime caper between lovers, in which ultimately Chlorine has a plan of her own, casts her spell and leaves her lover in the dust.”
“If you want to learn about water, go to the desert.” It’s a little nugget of wisdom imparted from SadGirl’s recording engineer and friend Max Garland, but it made an impact on guitarist/vocalist Misha Lindes. “Here we are in Los Angeles, a desert, ping-ponging between drought and El Niño. This record is just an attempt to share a very small portion of my experience growing up and living here,” Lindes says about the album. “It’s basically just about the fluidity of water and its power and importance.” But Water isn’t a musical adaptation of a Frank Herbert novel, it’s a collection of breezy, upbeat pop songs captured with the timbre of old-time recording techniques. Songs like “Little Queenie” touch upon the cadence, yesteryear reverberations, and soulful longing of a Ken Boothe ballad. It’s a song for afternoons in the sun, not reflections on our mortality. Similarly, a classic tormented love song like “Miss Me” nearly transports the listener back to wholesome slow dances at a previous generation’s sock hop, only to be subverted by a chorus of “miss me with that bullshit.” It’s as if guitarist/vocalist Misha Lindes, drummer David Ruiz, and bassist Dakota Peterson want to conjure an idealized past only to remind us of our loss of innocence.
Breakfast for 2
Fri May 3 – Tampa, FL, Crowbar *
Sat May 4 – Orlando, FL, Soundbar *
Sun May 5 – Hollywood, FL, Hollywood Arts Park *
Tues May 7 – Charleston, SC, The Pour House *
Thu May 9 – Asheville, NC, Salvage Station *
Fri May 24 – Reno, NV Holland Project
Sat May 25 – Davis, CA ORMF
May 26 – San Francisco, CA Slim’s
* with Chicano Batman