Suzie True is the latest scuzzy punk outfit to come out of sunny Southern California. The project started as Lexi McCoy's bedroom pop solo songs about dating skaters written with a bass guitar and drum machine. Since moving to Los Angeles, Suzie added drummer Sarah Pineapple and guitarist Gee Leonardo, transforming the solo songs into energetic garage pop. With a blue bob haircut and an affable nature, she embodies everything I love about "sad girl" music. The new single, "Don't Grow Up," offers a straightforward message about holding on to your youth. Check out the lo-fi oddball music video of Suzie galavanting around Hollywood Boulevard doing what all kids should be doing - causing trouble and goofing around.
Suzie True doesn't take herself too seriously. After all, she's "only twenty-three" but she feels like she's "seventeen." Sauntering around, eating cake off the Stars and coercing Darth Vader to spray her with a mouthful of whipped cream is all that matters in this tune that feels like a cross between "Where Eagles Dare" by the Misfits and "Primpsoll Punks" by Alvvays. While some may write off lo-fi music as too juvenile and unpolished, Suzie True proves that none of that matters. You can still write a catchy banger with the basics.