Bedroom pop brainchild of Meghan Remy w/ Chasms and Ether Island
U.S. GirlsBrick & Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $7
U.S. Girls is the creative force of a lone American woman, Meghan Remy. Since 2007 she has pursued her minimalist aesthetic with a militant, by-any-means-necessary attitude, collapsing experimental four-track compositions and torch songs alike on starkly defined, statement LP's like 'Introducing…' and 'Go Grey' (on Siltbreeze Records) and in 2011, 'U.S. Girls on Kraak' (on Belgian label Kraak).
While she has been lumped in with other DIY solo artists of lo-fi repute, such as Inca Ore or Sally Strobelight, Remy has unwaveringly declared her influences lie with oldies radio and the distinctly American songcraft of writers like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen (whom she covered to startling effect on 'Introducing…'). Perhaps even more accurately she can be described as a modern pop revisionist who merges the audible artistic honesty of her beloved soul music with lyrical strains of static and tape hiss. Songs like 'Red Ford Radio' and 'Untie Me' reimagine Billboard hit singles of the golden era as bleakly rendered expressions of a primal American femininity.