Indie rock group WARGIRL are ending the year with the release of their new music video for the title track “Arbolita” in anticipation of their upcoming EP release titled “Arbolita” (December 1st). The clip features Wargirl performing “Arbolita”, showcasing their unique and hard driven sound and image.
WARGIRL comes from Southern California and calls their music third world garage rock.
Artist Marika Dahlin (who met Wignall while doing work with Water Wells For Africa), handles lead vocals. Long Beach’s motorcycle riding Tamara Raye is on bass. Enya Preston plays organ and keys, and then it’s a 3-piece rhythm section with Ecuadorian Erick Nieto and Charis Ashcraft on percussion, and Jeff Suri on drums, who incidentally grew up drumming under the training of Stephan Hodges (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples).
WARGIRL started at Tackyland recording studio in Long Beach, California. In fact, Tackyland is almost the first band member of War Girl, given that it had the space and energy to support the creation of deep, honest analog sound—the kind of vibe that infused songs like “Hang Me Out To Dry” and “Hospital Beds” for the Cold War Kids, which were recorded at Tackyland by WARGIRL guitarist Matt Wignall years prior. Wignall also recorded and art directed for Sweden’s Mando Diao over the years, and as a result of that relationship is now working with indie label LAB259 out of Sweden.
WARGIRL will be releasing their EP “Arbolita” on December 1st (Lab259) For more information, check out their official website www.wargirlband.com.