NYC Popfest spotlight: Sweater Girls
L.A.'s Sweater Girls (and boys)
Much like I attempted back 2008, I'm am again going to try to highlight as many bands playing the NYC Popfest this year — especially the ones that are new to me — as I can before the Popfest starts! I'll be moving through the lineups chronologically, so first up will be Sweater Girls from Los Angeles, California!
To my slight surprise, Sweater Girls are not all girls and are infact 2/5 boys (one of which is former Siddeley Allan Kingdom!). They play catchy indiepop with nice female vocals and twinkly leads aplenty. The demos on their MySpace page are wonderful and I'd highly recommended listening to them all, perhaps a few times. Indiepages described them as a "full band Softies" a little while back, which not only sounds a bit like a dream, but is also relatively accurate! They'll be heading off the Popfest Thursday, May 20 at the Cake Shop. I would definitely consider them a "don't miss".
Here's a live video of "Pretty When You Smile":
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