West Indian Girl, with Olympic Size and
KaiserCartel. Thursday, July 12, at the Record Bar.
West Indian Girl appropriated its name from an infamous strain of LSD, and the band delivered on that premise with a druggy debut record for Astralwerks in 2004. Fortunately, the band's hallucinogen of choice is ethereal Brit-pop like that of My Bloody Valentine and the Charlatans — not the psychedelic pap purveyed by fashion-conscious shoegazers who would be better off switching to coffee.
With three vocalists (two girls, one guy) and Coldplay-sized guitars leading the way, the group's loopy jams offer some serious brain candy for the Coachella set. A 2006 remix EP is the last we've heard from the slow-moving sextet, leaving room for lots of new material this tour.
What Are You Afraid Of? by West Indian Girl: