Portland, Oregon’s latest entry into ecstatic pop’s rich pageantry is a confectionary quartet of in-the-flesh Sanrio Superheroines, the All Girl Summer Fun Band. Jen Sbragia, ½ of K’s lullaby pop stalwarts The Softies, leads this ultimate Beach Blanket Bingo house band on guitar and vocals, joined by Kim Baxter (keyboards, vocals) Kathy Foster (Drums), and Ari Douangpanya (bass). Get ready for a blissful ache in your ever-yearning sweetooth, for the All Girl Summer Fun Band’s self-titled debut full length is an endless summer of 60’s inspired saccharine Beach-Pop.
Conceived on a whim about a mythical band of girls hell-bent on summertime fun, the All Girl Summer Fun Band charge the scene loaded with retro-girl group pop magic. Charmed tales of crushes, long-distance boyfriends and cell phones are guaranteed to
send you into crazed convulsions from jittery jangle and sugar-high harmonies. Classic girl groups of yore like the Shirelles and the Waitresses come to mind, waiting at the golden gates to greet these ladies into delicious pop heaven. Bobbi sox, barrettes, all the pertinent accessories come to life as these ultra-cute songs bubble with effervescent joy and the unbridled need to dance into the warm summer nights.
If the Powerpuff Girls brandished rock instruments, this would be their sound. The All Girl Summer Fun Band is here to save you from the seasonal doldrums, as they effortlessly breathe fresh new life into pure, in-the-raw pop music.
released November 3, 2001
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