Boomkat Product Review:
Meghan Remy has been pedaling her blasted noise pop for the last few years to varying degrees of success, and this latest full-length finds her chained to the esteemed Belgian imprint Kraak. It’s also her most consistent release to date, with scant regard for genre and influence as it choppily hops from country to R&B (there’s a cover of Brandy and Monica’s ‘The Boy Is Mine’, seriously) and to doo wop without any warning at all. Of course this is all piped through the kind of swathes of noise you’d expect from any ex-Portland artist, but still the scope of ‘US Girls on Kraak’ is pretty awe inspiring. It sounds almost as if Remy binged on charity shop record finds before writing the album, using only these discarded trophies as influences for the songs. There’s tropicalia, rock ‘n roll, library music and much more referenced, and it’s all done with little regard for taste and decency, which adds a level of garbled kitsch it’s impossible to ignore. ‘U.S. Girls on Kraak’ is probably one of the strangest pop records you’ll hear all year, and it’s all the better for it. You know what to do.