Boomkat Product Review:
Almost inevitably, upon hearing U.S. Girls you'll find yourself thinking of Grouper. While Liz Harris has certainly impacted on the grey drones and vocal ambiences circulating here (particularly on opener 'National Anthem'), you might equally start thinking of Megan Remy (the driving force behind the project) as offering parallels with the likes of Inca Ore and Pocahaunted. Once you've got over these most obvious ports of call, you'll quickly start to hear more unique properties within the U.S. Girls sound. There's a harshness to much of this material, and at times it sounds like Remy's vocals are somehow breaking her tape machine, as on the haunted dub flickers of 'Lit Fire To This Life'. Though often short and sketch-like in structure, the music here sounds like a promising opening, and - continuing with those earlier comparisons - you can only hope that Remy's talent develops as impressively as Liz Harris' has.