It’s easy to fall in love with the sparkly pop sounds of TV Girl. The LA-based trio’s new album, Who Really Cares, is sonically sweet, catchy, and just a fun time. Perfectly chosen samples and catchy hooks are reminiscent of the 90s/early 2000s (think Fatboy Slim). But where the album truly shines is through unexpected lyrics detailing unrequited love, frustrations, and loneliness. For example, there’s the album’s lead-off track, “Taking What’s Not Yours.”
The whole song is about all the objects left behind after a relationship ends. Lighters, books, half a box of wontons, whatever… all the horrifying things you wish would self-immolate, but somehow keep sitting around the house. Real bummer. And saying about the artifacts left behind: “And although I think I’ll miss them / At least there’s proof of my existence”
The rest of the album is in tune with the same bittersweet pop that is oh-so-relatable and oh-so-fun. You can download it for free on their Bandcamp page. But hey, why not grab the vinyl too! (I did!)
Make sure to check out TV Girl this Thursday, March 31st at the Hi-Hat. They’ll also be at the Troubador later this spring, on Saturday, May 14th.