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with LOS ANGELES INDIE POP band BEAUTY QUEEN the unquestionable star attraction is the HAWAII-born singer KATIE IANNITELLO's lilting voice. the fact that such is undergirded by faint andfragile reverb-drenched guitar melodies make her songs come across as KODACHROME-tinged reflections on youth and the bittersweet melancholy of nostalgia.
i feel INDIE POP artists work best when there is a touch of vinegar to all the aural sugar and BEAUTY QUEEN definitely have that dynamic. essentialy the sonic equivalent of watching THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (PARAMOUNT, 1993).
definitely worth checking out.