Pearl Harbor's brand of California pop is reminiscent of forerunners Lush, but siblings Skylar and Piper Kaplan at ages 15 and 22 respectively, are a little young to remember the days of 90's shoegaze icons.
Regardless, these Angeleanos effortlessly capture indie girl pop for 2010; with evocative dreamy tunes aligned with their laidback California roots. “Luv Goon” is a beautifully crafted simple track that I've had on repeat all day.
Another Mexican Summer find, Pearl Harbor's EP Something About the Chaparrals is Los Angeles indie pop personified; dark tales of the city hidden behind the façade of bleached out vocals. Pearl Harbor next plays The Smell with Abe Vigoda and Silk Flowers on January 28th, 2010.