The Bandana Splits, a vintage-inspired, three-piece girl-group comprised of dollfaces Annie Split, Dawn Split and Lauren Split (yes, I found their real last names, but that’s way less fun) have released a harmony-drenched, honey-voiced single Sometimes off their upcoming, full-length, self-titled debut. Although musically and sartorially styled after The Caravelles and The Andrew Sisters, be sure not to confuse this adorable Brooklyn trio for a novelty act. With whiffs of Motown, Northern Soul, Brazillian Psych and Country Western blowing softly through the fabric of the Bandana Splits’ richly textured sound, these uber-talented vocalists are a modern-day, power pop force to be reckoned with. Produced by Sam Cohen aka Mr. Sam (he of Apollo Sunshine) their debut is filled with both originals and covers that showcase the sophisticated, retro-inflected shimmer of their heartfelt style. On Sometimes for instance, these charming songbirds sway from cooing, 50’s samba-inspired languor, to a Spector-esque soulful angst while their warmly cool harmonies float effortlessly atop the music’s beachy, doo-wop beat. Think hot, humid nights on a seaside veranda with a cold lemonade and the promise of a barely there breeze beginning to stir and I think you’ve got the idea. Watch for the Bandana Splits’ self-titled album this August 16th via Tummy Touch Records.
-Post by Miss Dolly Mod