"Bucking our rule to never again write up any act with the word “Real” in its name, indie rock history compels us to note this debut tune from the debut album by this Seattle super group. And the song ain’t to sneeze at either.
All The Real Girls features former members of Built To Spill, Death Cab For Cutie, Long Winters, The Lashes and Pell Mell, all in service to singer/songwriter Peter Donovan’s earnest reflections.
There's an eccentrically look-on-the-bright side vibe to this title track, and portends a solid roots jangle of an LP. Lilting guitar leads hop along a shuffling beat made anxiously happy with handclaps and tambourine. Nabbing producer John Goodmanson (Nada Surf, Sleater-Kinney) to wrangle this record was perfectly apropos.
If swelling indie troubadourisms are your -ism, then jump on this track, below, and make tracks on June 17th when the self-released Elk City LP comes along."