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Teenagers shouldn't be making music this great. The members are still in high school, and are all seventeen and eighteen. Their debut single, "Ballroom Dance Scene," was written during a Chicago teachers' strike. But it's such a truly great song. The song is this slowly building track that starts off folky and just shy of twee. Penelope Lowenstein and Nora Cheng's vocals start off together, but are going in their own directions. It creates this nearly hypnotic, dreamy effect, so much so that you hardly even notice the song building behind them. The noise crescendos behind them as it rises into something you'd expect to hear from Mogwai or Spiritualized, overtaking the song. And this is all from teenagers. This younger generation is going to be all right.
You can watch the video for "Ballroom Dance Scene" below. The song will be available as a 7" via Sonic Cathedral on April 2. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Horsegirl, check out the artist's Twitter and Bandcamp.