Girlboy Girl


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After first encountering Girlboy Girl, it's difficult not to make comparisons to the scraping indie pop of the Delgados without the production values. The rustic violin work on songs like "Please Wait While We Try to Connect You" and the conciliatory swap of Allen Gibbs and Rupert Taylor's broken singing style and Paula Knight's discreet voice play into a template of Sarah Records-styled basement experiments. Unfortunately, for a debut Fresco too often underplays its own ideas. Though not attaching themselves to any particular movement, Girlboy Girl is fond of their lo-tech din and fall back on it even when the songs, such as the interesting "Match Head," seem to demand to be taken elsewhere.