Just after returning from a European tour in support of their breakout debut, Girls upgraded their recording equipment and chose six of their favorite new songs for the surprisingly conventional-sounding Broken Dreams Club EP. A wooden studio sheen provides a laid-back vibe as Christopher Owens, JR White, and a dozen guest musicians concentrate on dreamy Southern ballads done in a '50s-style. If this is a sign of things to come, expect them to sound like Beirut or Grizzly Bear by their next full-length. Horns, pedal steel, and electric piano round out the title track “Broken Dreams Club,” and “The Oh so Protective One” is practically a flamenco take on Roy Orbison. The EP standout, “Heartbreaker,” fits closest with the material on Album.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Lymangrover