“Decoration/Currency” Girl Friday

Girl Friday, release Fashion Conman, their new EP on June 28th, via Hardly Art. Ahead of the release, the Los Angeles band have shared a video for album track “Decoration/Currency.” Girl Friday hit the road with New Zealand band The Beths for a run of dates, starting July 2nd, in Grand Rapids, MI.

Girl Friday think of themselves as an explicitly feminist project, though not in the didactic way one might expect from that appellation. The L.A-based quartet, founded by bassist Libby Hsieh and guitarist Vera Ellen after they met at a UCLA house party a couple of years back, operates collectively, each member taking turns at the microphone and equal parts in songwriting; they’re all big personalities and big presences, but they find balance—and complement—in one another. There had been iterations of the band before, but none had truly clicked until drummer Virginia Pettis and guitarist Sierra Scott joined. This is the iteration of the band found on Girl Friday’s new EP, Fashion Conman; in four nimble tracks, these young women are able to fuse mod-pop a la the early Bangles with ‘90s alt-rock (“we all love Hole,” they say with enthusiasm), the urgency and tension of minimalist ‘70s post-punk, and contemporary observations, without sounding like pastiche. They’re uninterested in genre designations, and hope nobody’s ever able to pinpoint them in a word.

Girl Friday
Fashion Conman
Track Listing

01. Headstones
02. Lullaby No. 13
03. Generation Sick
04. Decoration/Currency

Girl Friday
Live

07.02.19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme *
07.03.19 – Detroit, MI – El Club *
07.05.19 – Toronto, ONT – Horseshoe Tavern *
07.07.19 – Buffalo, NY – The 9th Ward at Babeville *
07.08.19 – Akron, OH – Musica *
07.09.19 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe *
07.11.19 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi *
07.12.19 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room *
07.14.19 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar *
07.15.19 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown *
07.17.19 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall *
07.23.19 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
07.24.19 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater *
07.25.19 – Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO Music Club *
07.26.19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
07.27.19 – Santa Barbara, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company *
07.28.19 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s *
07.30.19 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theater Pub *
07.31.19 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret *
08.01.19 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *

* – w/ The Beths