Queen of Jeans – Dig Yourself (album review)

by Woody on April 16, 2018

Photo – Jessica Lim

Fresh off of seeing Philly’s Queen of Jeans at SXSW, it came as no surprise that Dig Yourself is a wonderfully addictive album. Utilizing the harmonies of Miriam Devora, Matheson Glass, and Nina Scotto; the quartet blends psych-pop, folk and surf rock to come up with their own brand of music, which they’ve affectionately termed crockpot pop. And like any good crockpot recipe, it might sound a little weird as you’re chucking the ingredients in, but it sure works when it’s done.

When I originally posted about Queen of Jeans, I noted that I was reminded of Lucius due to the lovely harmonies. After spending some considerable time with the album, I find myself referencing Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan’s album of punk covers; Take It, Its Yours. Tracks like More To Love and U R My Guy have these meaty retro hooks that allow the ladies space to weave their vocals in without losing the connection with the hook. The ladies then really show off their chops with the a cappella track, You’re Never Alone. Set over the sounds of waves lapping the coast, the ladies really make some magic here.

As Philly continues to grow as a hotbed for indie music, it is tough to keep track of all the new players. Let me assure you, Queen of Jeans is worth keeping track of.

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