April 6, 2018
RICH GIRLS SHARE DEBUT LP VIA ATWOOD MAGAZINE BLACK CITY OUT TODAY VIA TRICYCLE RECORDS
LISTEN & SHARE: Rich Girls – Black City
“Defiant and dynamic, the record subsumes listeners in invigorating guitars and Black’s enchanting, dreamy vocal melodies. She demands our full attention at all times, and indeed her howls and croons wash over the ears with an irresistible gravity.”
– Atwood Magazine
“The New York-based art rock trio Rich Girls has been releasing a slew of spacious, reverb-coated singles, highlighting the lush vocals of singer/guitarist Luisa Black and the band’s knack for beautiful, airy melodies.”
– The 405
“Floating between garage and doom pop, a beautiful intersection of sound.”
“Steady, twinkling, noir-tinged”
– New York Music Daily
“The spawn of Hope Sandoval and 1977 Iggy Pop”
– Global Texan Chronicles
Today, garage/art rock trio Rich Girls share their debut album Black City. Yesterday, Atwood Magazine exclusively streamed the album, praising it, stating, “Rich Girls’ fiery debut album is born out of such imbalance: Bursting with an unquenchable thirst and unforgiving garage rock energy, Black City casts pretense to the four winds, finding beauty in contrast while dwelling in thick, dazzling darkness.” The album was recorded by Travis Harrison at Serious Business, Brooklyn and Sean Beresford at Blighty Sound, San Francisco. It was mastered by John Greenham at Infrasonic. Black City is out now on Tricycle Records.
Rich Girls return with a heady new pop sound and nine songs that pull their minimal garage into ambitious new territory. Songwriter Luisa Black unveils a new sonic toolkit, adding vintage synths, dark marimbas and ambitious melodies to the trademark Rich Girls verbed-out sound. The songs are awash in contrasts, veering between aggresssion and tenderness with lyrics about insurrection (“In the Street”), a power ballad about post-addiction love (“Wayne”) and the band’s biggest departure yet, a slurry synth-driven track set to a motorik beat (“Hit”). Black channels the zeitgeist of heartbreak in “Blood Brother,” a garage rock obit for America. Since their early releases, Rich Girls have pushed against genre, taking a raw garage sound and pulling it into art pop territory. Here Luisa Black’s complex sensibilities are on full display, with an album that swings hard between pop melody and punk rage. Black City is the first full-length from the NYC trio.