Dead Girls, Major Games, Deco Auto, Sona
- Categories: Rock
- Event posted: Aug. 29, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
Lawrence, KS-based The Dead Girls are four obsessed music nerds (featuring former members of Ultimate Fakebook and Podstar) who are fascinated by what makes the perfect pop song work. After two years of recording in five different studios—where the heat was shut off mid-winter and the basic tracks for half the album were erased—the band has emerged in 2010 with an album that showcases The Dead Girls' tuneful songwriting and top-notch musicianship. “Out of Earshot,” released on vinyl and digital download by Rocket Heart Records, is the band’s attempt to achieve the ultimate balance of energetic dual-guitar rock and sincere pop that acknowledges the past but looks to the future. The past year has been a busy one for The Dead Girls, who self-released two EPs and opened up for artists like Brendan Benson, Motion City Soundtrack, and Kiss— yes, that Kiss. The band was formerly known as Dead Girls Ruin Everything—a name they hated and changed, but ironically won accolades from Dave Eggers’ The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007. Their debut album, “What A Perfect Ending” (Reignition Recordings, 2006) was produced by Descendents/ALL guitarist Stephen Egerton.