On their self-titled EP, San Diego duo TV Girl sampled Todd Rundgren on the sun-dappled indie pop/hooptie cruising track “If You Want It,” providing an interesting counterpoint to Neon Indian’s more psychedelic and chillwaved rework of Todd. On TV Girl’s new EP there’s a similar feeling of sugary sweet nostalgia and more modern backbeat production styles. It’s a stylistic trick that hasn’t worn its welcome, and one TV Girl makes seem easy. “Baby You Were There” is the single they’re giving away, sort of like “Mr. Sandman” as done by the Dust Brothers on an extremely restrained day. It’s pleasant, and an earworm. Download that, and if you like it, the rest of the EP, here:
TV Girl – “Baby You Were There”
TV Girl’s self-titled EP is also still a free download at their Bandcamp.