Athens, Georgia label Happy Happy Birthday To Me reaches across the continent to pluck the Sweater Girls from sunny warm Los Angeles, California. Having lived in SoCal, I know that you don’t really need many sweaters living there. Although after living there for a while, the body acclimatizes, the blood thins and you end up thinking you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees because you’re used to 80. That five degree difference is bone-chilling and a sweater can be just the thing.
Being that it’s summer you probably don’t need a sweater even in SoCal, but the Sweater Girls have put out a single that you do need. The three song single that sold out of its initial pressing reminds me of the Softies and the Cat’s Miaow. They tread the fine line of too cute and passive aggressive which from an indiepop point of view is the sweet spot. As luck would have it (actually thanks to Happy Happy Birthday To Me) I’ve got an extra copy of the Sweater Girls single up for grabs. To put your hat (or sweater) in the ring send me an email (finestkiss[@]gmail.com) with Sweater Girls 7″ in the subject line. I’ll do some kind of random pick on Friday for the winner.