Girl Friday’s Final West Coast Tour Dates, New EP Fashion Conman

Photo Courtesy of Girl Friday

Photo Courtesy of Girl Friday

Girl Friday, composed of bassist Libby Hsieh, guitarists Vera Ellen and Sierra Scott, and drummer Virginia Pettis, is a label-defying band founded in L.A. The feminist quartet, based in a fusion of ‘90s alt-rock, indie, and mod-pop, pulled together four reflective songs for their EP Fashion Conman, released this past June.

Each member has a hand in songwriting, taking turns with the microphone and offering unique, varied sounds and lyrics. Despite having big personalities, they have come to compliment each other with a well-written follow up to their debut, Tiny Hats. While similar to Stef Chura and Crumb, Girl Friday is a band of its own, and Fashion Conman is a testament to that sentiment.

With an upbeat tone paired with a morose topic, lead single “Headstones” is the perfect punk-indie balance. The lyrics point to being trapped and feeling threatened, but it is not without hope. The repeated wish to “run away” offers a glimmer of combativeness, of belligerently fighting back against constraints. The lyrics and musical baseline constructs eclectic sounds representative of Girl Friday’s music.

With a striking beat that sets the tone, “Lullaby No. 13” fuses a playfully light voice with catchy, albeit eerily flowing music. It comes to a finish with an accelerated punk section while the singer laments the lines between dreams and reality, inter-spliced with soft-spoken lyrics urging companionship.

“Decoration/Currency” starts with a tone similar to the end of Courtney Barnett’s “History Eraser,” with a sweet, lilting melody. The melody falls away to a quicker chorus, tilting with menacing, deadly lyrics.

Girl Friday is a coming of age feminist collective, and raises consciousness with their music, all while emerging in a chaotic world. They forge commonalities within a multitude of perspectives being drowned out by oppression and an unimaginative, passive society. Girl Friday’s music, including Fashion Conman, is currently on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Tour Dates

07.26.19 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent * 

07.27.19 - Santa Barbara, CA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Company * 

07.28.19 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's * 

07.30.19 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theater Pub * 

07.31.19 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret * 

08.01.19 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *


* - w/ The Beths