The Caracals – “City Girl”


Released today, “City Girl” is a new single from Orange County garage rockers The Caracals. The follow-up to their track “In The Dark”, “City Girl” details a summer romance in its use of lyrical nostalgia. The twangy, “city girl,” hook reminds of Smith Westerns’ ability to seamlessly shift from suave verses into catching hooks that merge aspects of psych and indie-rock. Evident in the track’s crisp production, “City Girl” was recorded at Jazzcats Studios (Tijuana Panthers, The Buttertones) and was mastered by Grammy-nominated sound engineer Kelly Hibbert (Allah-Las, Little Dragon).

The Caracals successfully weave in their early ’00s indie-rock inspirations – like The Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, and The Strokes – with sun-tinged ’60s rock and psychedelia vibes. The hook in general meshes a surf-y sort of feel with an accessible indie-rock aesthetic. Look out for the band’s debut EP this September.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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