by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Girl Scout's "I Don't Like It" starts off with a laundry list of (potentially) bad ideas... recreational pills, guns, prolonged drug use, and suicide... and that's only the first twenty seconds of the song. The Brooklyn based quartet are getting ready to release their latest EP, +4, on January 20th and we've got the premiere of the album's less than sunny new single.
Even with claims of "nothing but death is ever gonna change me," Girl Scout aren't here to depress you, they're here to remind you that complacency kills. The band's grungy sound has a lot in common a pair of 90s radio staples with a lot more to them than met the eye; the always dark/always impeccable Toadies and the primal simplicity of Local H. This isn't a "fashionable" record and it isn't particularly friendly, but it is undeniably catchy and well... it fills that grungy void that we all need sometimes. Just as guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Zerbe offers the timeless advice "I don't like it, but I'll do it anyway" the song breaks into a rust-colored solo of bent distortion and scraping atonal skronks that keep things cheerfully evil.
Girl Scout's +4 is due out January 20th. Pre-orders are available.