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Single Serving: TV Girl – TV Girl EP

You’ll recall San Diego’s TV Girl from our recently released November 2010 Mix.  By way of a little background, TV Girl is the project of duo Trung Ngo and Brad Peterson.  Their recently unveiled self-titled debut EP is free on their bandcamp page and features a series of upbeat tunes that makes indifference sound like it might really be synonymous for having too much fun.  The standout track from this EP is the Todd Rundgren sampling cut “If You Want It.”  It’s a shimmering, but woozy lament from the perspective of a disposable lover, “one last dance and then you delete me from your phone.”  Nonetheless, the fellas from TV Girl don’t seem to mind being used, as they conclude on the chorus: “If you want it, then you’ll get it.”  The preceding track, “I Don’t Care,” is a jittery, bawdy bopper laying out just how much they really, really don’t care about stock market crashes, wars, air pollution, and more, in a way that calls to mind a more roughly-hewn and obscenely glittering version of R.E.M.’s “It’s The End of the World (And I Feel Fine).”  Seriously, try on these rapid-fire lyrics for fun: “I smoke a pack of reds and drink a six pack every day.  I want to stay sane and there ain’t no better way . . . the SATs are unfair — I don’t really care — there are toxins in the air — I don’t really care — the market dropped a million shares — I don’t really care — people are oppressed, but I couldn’t care less — because I don’t really care.”

Go ahead and download the EP by following the link above — or don’t — after all, I don’t really care.

TV Girl – If You Want It
TV Girl – I Don’t Care

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Posted by Matthew Hickey


Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • laurent

    I was seriously addicted to this EP when I first found out about it a few months ago. Unfortunately it has become lost in the endless stream of new music building up on my hard drive. Thanks for the reminder! I just put on TV Girl and my day already seems brighter :)

  • Matthew

    Ha! I know the feeling of forgetting about even a really good album in the stream of new music. But – it is really fun to rediscover it.

  • laurent

    yeah that’s probably the best part of the whole “Best Of” lists – helping remember all the great music that came out this year and indulging in it all over again.

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