Goat Girl last week - I'm late to this, but I've been working a lot, forgive me - put out their second single Crow Cries last week. A 2 minute blitz that forces everything you could ever want or need into 120 seconds; stomping, STOMPING drums, Birthday Party guitar licks, and chanted vocals that sound more like a hex than a song.
A stellar, more minimal b-side accompanies it, Mighty Despair. This single is not just evidence that Goat Girl might be the band we've been waiting for, this tells us what we already know; even early on in their career, Goat Girl are one of the best and most exciting guitar bands the country's produced this decade. Catch 'em live cheap while ya can.
(Words: Cal Cashin)