(Salinas, CA) – Aggressive groove rock trio Strawberry Girls are back with a new song called “Egypt.” The group is teaming up today with AltPress (who recently named them one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know”) to premiere the official music video that features some great dance moves and a performance in a public restroom. The entire thing was filmed and edited by the band themselves.
“This new song sums up our sound for our upcoming record, American Graffiti,” says drummer Ben Rosett. “Maintaining groove while musically wandering all over the place. We’re not really into being ‘random’, as math rock can sometimes be, but we do like to throw in surprises. We are experimenting a lot more with melodies, modulations, dynamics, time signatures, and scales…simultaneously trying to keep it simple and memorable so you’ll be humming it to yourself in bed.”
Guitarist Zachary Garren (formerly of Dance Gavin Dance) will be live on Flawk.to today an 6pm PST where he will be answering questions from fans and talking more in depth about the new song “Egypt.”
About Strawberry Girls:
When an eclectic group of individuals comes together with an idea to create something fresh, the results can often be outstanding. Such is the case with the experimental rock trio Strawberry Girls. These guys from California (who could even make noise sound groovy) were founded by ex-Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Zachary Garren after he crossed paths with drummer Ben Rossett and bassist Ian Jennings. Although the band has worked with guest vocalists, they have remained an instrumental three piece. The album French Ghetto includes vocal appearances by Kurt Travis (A Lot Like Birds, ex Dance Gavin Dance), Nic Newsham (Gatsbys American Dream), Shane Smit, Kathleen Mae, and Gavin Mulkey. “Our sound was originally built from a desire to practice and play as much as possible, without being restricted by the schedules of many different band members,” says Garren. However, what originally began as an invention out of necessity, became much more than that. Strawberry Girls take a simplistic, yet sometimes technical approach to songwriting by mending parts together that get stuck in your head and compel you to listen to them over and over again.