Song Premiere: The SHE’S – “Jimmy”; new single from debut album out on 11/29/11
November 1, 2011
Written by Anna Gazdowicz
The SHE’S are more than just your average high school band. Scratch that – they are more than just your average band, period.
For any band just getting started, the following would be read as an impressive list of accomplishments: opening for Girls at the Fillmore, opening for Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at a TI Fest night show, recording a Christmas cover with another notable local band, coming in as a finalist for “Best Band Twitter” in the SF Weekly Web Awards, and more. The fact that a band of teenagers managed to pull this off is all the more awe-inspiring. And The SHE’S have done all of the above before even releasing a proper full-length debut . . . although that is about to change.
The SHE’S, on the heels of the Surfer Boy EP, are set to release Then it Starts to Feel Like Summer on November 29th. “Jimmy” is the first single from the debut album, full of jaunty hooks and fantastic, doo-wop-style harmonies. Like other SHE’S songs, “Jimmy” pairs the girl-group sounds of the 50s and 60s with modern day garage pop; the end result is undeniably infectious and sunny, matching the title of the album quite perfectly.
Recorded locally at Women’s Audio Mission, Then it Starts to Feel Like Summer should help solidify The SHE’S for what they are: a hard-working, talented young band poised to make a big impact.
The SHE’S will celebrate the release of their new album on December 3rd at Bottom of the Hill, with Tijuana Panthers and Melted Toys (10:00, $10, all ages).
Album art, tracklist and additional items after the jump!
Then it Starts to Feel Like Summer:
3. Picture of Houses
4. Then It Starts to Feel Like Summer
6. Hey Boy
7. Put It All Together
8. Kids of Rock
9. Before It’s Gone