Long Beach, CA multi-cultural groove/world/indie rock collective WARGIRL is gearing up for the April 19 release of their self-titled debut full-length, which will be released on April 19 via Clouds Hill.
Check out the video for the latest single “How You Feel”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Btfhz_xK6o.
Buy/stream the single here: https://Wargirl.lnk.to/HowYouFeelAF.
Pre-order the album here: https://Wargirl.lnk.to/AlbumNAAF
*WARGIRL will play a FREE album release show on April 20th at House of Machines in Los Angeles. Doors at 8pm.
Formed by guitarist Matt Wignall (longtime Cold War Kids collaborator who produced their singles ‘Hospital Beds’ and ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’), WARGIRL’s music has been described as third world garage rock with afro-punk and reggae / Latin influences.
Led by singer Samantha Parks (daughter of James Lafayette Parks, the leader of the 70s funk band Bull & The Matadors), WARGIRL’s lineup is rounded out by bassist Tamara Raye (who plays in a way that grooves like Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club), keyboardist Enya Preston, dual percussionists Erick Diego Nieto and Jeff Suri, and Wignall on guitar.
Think Santana’s early records, afrobeat recordings by Fela Kuti, the psychedelic masterpiece “Forever Changes” by Love and sounds from 70s psych funk masters War (who happen to also be from Long Beach) and mix that with element of reggae, disco, garage rock and post-punk and you’ll start to understand where WARGIRL is coming from.