Some Girls (California band)
|Origin||San Diego, California, United States|
|Genres||Grindcore, mathcore, noise rock|
|Labels||Deathwish Inc., Three One G, Epitaph|
|Associated acts||Swing Kids, The Locust, Unbroken, Give Up the Ghost, Cold Cave, Tristeza, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, The Blood Brothers|
Some Girls was a collective of musicians who came from different backgrounds and all who had established bands that pushed the limits of hardcore punk. Their musical style was a hybrid of mathcore, grindcore and noise rock.
After recording two EPs, they released their debut full length in 2003. Entitled All My Friends Are Going Death, it compiled the material from their two previous releases along with demos and new material. In 2005, they released The DNA Will Have Its Say, an EP, on bassist Justin Pearson's record label, Three One G Records. Karen O of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed guest vocals on the title track. In January 2006, they released a second full length, Heaven's Pregnant Teens, on the well-known punk label Epitaph Records. The group covered "Religion II" by Public Image Ltd..
Justin Pearson indicated that the Some Girls saw the bands Daughters, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, Year Future, Moving Units, Cattle Decapitation, Rah Bras, and The Blood Brothers as related in style.
Their breakup was announced in a Punknews article, published October 23, 2007. The band's former label, "Deathwish Inc." went on to confirm this announcement by posting that Some Girls had "called it a day." From Deathwish Inc.'s official website:
Word from various members of Some Girls is that they have officially and quietly put the band to rest.
Members (at time of break-up)
- Nathan Joyner - guitar
- Chuck Rowell - guitar
- Rob Moran - guitar
- Christopher Sprague - guitar
- Cody Votolato of The Blood Brothers also filled in for Chuck Rowell, live in 2006.
- The Rains EP (2002)
- The Blues EP (2002)
- All My Friends Are Going Death (2003)
- The DNA Will Have Its Say EP (2005)
- Heaven's Pregnant Teens (2006)
- "I Need Drugs" (2005)
- "Bone Metal" (2006)
- "Deathface" (2007)
- Corey Apar, Heaven's Pregnant Teens review, Allmusic. Access date: August 23, 2008.
- Matthew Murphy, Pitchforkmedia, August 4, 2005. Access date: August 25, 2008.
- Epitaph interview, May 5, 2006. Access date: August 24, 2008.
- "Some Girls (2002-2007)". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
- Interview with Wes Eisold, Access date: August 24, 2008.
- Some Girls official site
- Some Girls on MySpace
- Review of Some Girls' album "Heaven's Pregnant Teens"
- Interview with Some Girls on TruePunk.com