TV Girl - Misery
The late 1950’s into the early 1960’s were a very interesting time in music, because while there were certainly artists looking to express themselves, music was first and foremost a product, something to be constructed and then sold to the public. While it is easy to look at such construction as soulless, this period gave us some of the best hooks and melodies ever known. Perhaps when someone removes opinions from music and just focuses on construction, great music is to be had.
I think this is why I like TV Girl so much; their combination of doo wop-era samples and a modern perspective make for an irresistible listen. They keep putting out gold, and if you liked “Misery”, head over to their Bandcamp for their recently released mixtape, The Wild, The Innocent, The TV Shuffle. As always, enjoy.