Glistening Vivid Splash

by Lovely Little Girls

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"The music of the Chicago avant-rock oddballs Lovely Little Girls is inspired by the paintings and drawings of artist/vocalist Gregory Jacobsen. It's the sort of artwork that can inspire lyrics like "Inflammation of the harelip," candy-colored grotesques that seem like carnival art intended to scare children with the threat of STDs. These characters are
depicted in the band's Frith/Residents-inspired anarchic outbursts - sideshow skronk in [Henry Darger] Vivian Girls colors. The songs come mostly from the pen of Cheer-Accident bassist Alex Perkolup, who translates Jacobsen's deformed portraiture into an equally deranged sonic palette, a no-wave juggling act by turns horrifying and horrified."
- Shaun Brady, Philadelpha City Paper

Led by visual artist/vocalist Gregory Jacobsen and bassist Alex Perkolup, Lovely Little Girls is a nine-piece art-prog band that features the cream of the crop of Chicago's avant-rock scene. “Glistening Vivid Splash”, the band’s second full length release on SKiN GRAFT Records propels the ensemble’s darkly humorous vision of absurd sexuality, abject failure, and unceremonious death to new heights by utilizing more space, and employing a strange sense of harmony that will strike a chord with fans of Magma, Cardiacs, and The Residents. Produced by Greg Norman and mastered by Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider, U.S. Maple), the music of Lovely Little Girls is permeated by an ominous urgency - ripening and decaying before the ears.

"Jacobsen’s band, Lovely Little Girls, is a total package: challenging, dissonant, ever-changing experimental rock, conceptually linked songs, and ambitious themed stage prooductions that often involve makeup, prosthetics, partial nudity, and large casts of players. His longtime collaborator, bassist Alex Perkolup, writes most of the songs; Jacobsen animates their lyrics with his abject, frenzied singing and grotesque, even violent, stage presence.” - Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader

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released July 8, 2016

LINE UP:
Gregory Jacobsen: vocals
Alex Perkolup: bass
Jeff Goulet: guitar
Jon Beavo: keyboard
Cory Bengtsen: sax
Mike Hagedorn: trombone
Charlie Werber: drums
Sacha Mullin: vocals
L. Wyatt: vocals
Matt Espy: congas on tracks 1 & 7

Recording: Greg Norman at Studio Greg Studios II
Mixing: Greg Norman and Lovely Little Girls
Mastering: Todd Rittmann

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