Real Hair

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Real Hair
Speedy Ortiz Real Hair EP cover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 2014
GenreIndie rock, noise pop, alternative rock
LabelCarpark Records
ProducerPaul Q. Kolderie
Speedy Ortiz chronology
Major Arcana
Real Hair
Foil Deer
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundB[3]
Pitchfork Media7.6/10[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[6]

Real Hair is the second EP by American indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, released on February 11, 2014 by Carpark Records. The EP draws "inspiration from contemporary Top 40 and R&B radio in addition to their regular arsenal of guitar rock".[7]

The artwork for the album features a childhood photo of fellow Massachusetts band Pile's bassist Matt Connery.[citation needed]

Ahead of its official release, the album premiered on Pitchfork Media's Advance streaming service.[8]


Sadie Dupuis - Guitar, Voice
Matt Robidoux - Guitar
Darl Ferm - Bass Guitar
Mike Falcone - Drums, Voice
Paul Q. Kolderie - Recorder, Mixer

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Speedy Ortiz.

1."American Horror"3:32
3."Everything's Bigger"2:37
4."Shine Theory"3:49
Total length:13:17


  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for Real Hair [EP] by Speedy Ortiz". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather (11 February 2014). "Real Hair - Speedy Ortiz". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. ^ Geffen, Sasha. "Speedy Ortiz - Real Hair EP - Album Reviews - Consequence of Sound". Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. ^ Snapes, Laura. "Speedy Ortiz – 'Real Hair EP'". NME. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  5. ^ Thompson, Paul (12 February 2014). "Speedy Ortiz: Real Hair EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  6. ^ Fiander, Matthew. Speedy Ortiz: Real Hair. Popmatters. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  7. ^ Carpark Records - Speedy Ortiz - Real Hair Carpark Records Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  8. ^ [1]Pitchfork Media Retrieved 6 February 2014.