At the start of 2016, Philly pop band Queen of Jeans released their charming self-titled EP. The project boasted a handful of hazy songs full of beach-rock twang, swirling vocal harmonies and the occasional Roy Orbison-inspired pop melody. From their poppy garage track "Dance (Get Off Your Ass)," to the moshable "Rollerdyke" and the beautifully structured "Pup," Queen of Jeans' self-titled debut EP not only introduced three talented women – Miri (lead vocalist/guitarist), Mattie (lead guitarist) and Nina (bassist) – with a knack for writing catchy tunes onto the scene. It also showed off a band who can flesh out an incredible dynamic of range and song ideas.
Back then, Queen of Jeans was just a trio. Today the group exists as a quintet, thanks to the addition of Patrick (drummer), and they've been crafting an even tighter sound together since their initial EP. Their flawless cover of "Are You That Somebody," per example, is one of the most sonically interesting covers of Aaliyah ever recorded. Their infectious first single off their upcoming LP, Dig Yourself, "More to Love," is full of gentle, dream pop melodies that urges multiple listens. And the band's debut studio album itself? Well, you can be the judge of that.
Dig Yourself is set to release this Friday on 03/30 via Topshelf Records, but today, EARMILK has been blessed with an advance stream of the record. The album collects ideas from garage rock, 60's and dream pop, beach rock, and indie rock into a concise package.
EARMILK had a chance to speak with lead singer and guitarist Miriam Devora about the album and ask five simple questions.