- Out August 18th, 2023 -
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
LP / CD / Ult-Ed / Digital
- PREVIEW & ORDER at BANDAMP -
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
cat # GR153 LP/CD/Ult-Ed/Digital
This is Mark writing. I hope you're prepared to have a great day, because we're delivering the makings of one to you right now! "Effusive Supreme" the long-awaited third SKiN GRAFT album from Chicago's LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS is now up for pre-orders... and the debut single is streaming right now!
Here's the press release:
"Lovely Little Girls deal in absurd and jarring contrasts. The group's knotty, intricate songs heave and dance and skitter, sometimes gracefully dexterous and sometimes grotesquely lumpy - clearly the work of formidably talented musicians with vivid imaginations. Jacobsen's demented lead vocals flicker from frighteningly histrionic to carefully declamatory, with eruptions of abject mania or borderline obscenity, but behind him a chorus of singers might deliver a pristine, almost angelic chant of "the pain, the horror" - Chicago Reader
Lovely Little Girls is a theatrical art-rock band from Chicago that features members of Cheer-Accident and The Flying Luttenbachers. They specialize in odd harmonies and catchy melodies served with a histrionic flair. “Effusive Supreme”, their third LP for SKiN GRAFT Records, delves into more personal and abstract territory, highlighting the utilitarian and fetishistic relationship to shoes on one track, while enthusiastically accepting egodeath’s indifferent embrace on the next. Equally informed by Magma and Dead Kennedys, Lovely Little Girls pull from a range that runs the gamut yards past the finish line - everything from Esquivel to Toto.
When asked about the band, vocalist Gregory Jacobsen had this to say: “Lovely Little Girls has been a labor of love of mine for over twenty years and is the performance extension of my art practice. Using my paintings as an aesthetic blueprint, I work with a gaggle of amazing and warped musicians, birthing odd yet catchy music. The group started as a chaotic and noisy one-off performance piece inspired by Johanna Went, The Kipper Kids, Henry Darger, and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.” Throughout the years it has evolved into a juggernaut of prog/punk/no-wave absurdity featuring intricate arrangements of dramatic psychodramas”.
"What makes Lovely Little Girls unique is the care for complex arrangements, creating quirky prog-no wave hybrids. Their songs are impressive psychodramas of melodic detours and anguished explosions full of theatrical uneasiness" - ChainDLK
"Stuns listeners into submission with heavy doses of horns and lyrical flogging. Equal parts jazz, prog, and avant-garde, this horde of provocateurs revels in disturbing the peace" - Razorcake
"…the total package: challenging, dissonant, ever-changing experimental rock, conceptually linked songs, and ambitious themed stage productions that often involve makeup, prosthetics, partial nudity, and large casts of players" - Chicago Reader
"Lovely Little Girls are your favourite cartoon villains, plotting the takeover of the city before the Joker does" - The Organ
Fun Fact: “Be Good to Your Shoes” is based on the "Rosanna Shuffle."
Each 12" Vinyl purchase will include a 11" x 11" "Glamour Cat" print - AND - everyone who dares to pre-order the Lovely Little Girls "Effusive Supreme" Ultimate Edition (on color or black vinyl), will receive a mystery screen print!
You can hear the first single off the album "Breathing on the Back" and place an order HERE.
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS "Effusive Supreme" | Album Announcement |
out 08.18.23 | SKiN GRAFT Records