Long Beach, CA multi-cultural groove/world/indie rock collective WARGIRLhave dropped their latest single and music video “How You Feel.”
The track appears on the band’s self-titled debut full-length which will be released on April 19 via Clouds Hill.
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 Park (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.