Since their formation in 2010, the Brooklyn-based band Starlight Girls have developed a reputation for a unique brand of “noir-ish indie pop” and a live set that employs the use of video projections. Two years ago, the band released a five song EP, which was comprised of material that was heavily inspired by 60s noir and pop. The band followed that EP up by a 7 inch produced by Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart, and it represented a further change in sonic direction as their sound closely resembled that of Sneaker Pimps, as it employed elements of trip-hop.
Later this year, the band will be releasing their much-anticipated and long-awaited full-length debut and the band’s second single off that album “Fancy” employs elements of 70s disco – in the song’s bass line and soaring synths and breezy sensuality. And thematically, the song manages to possess the same sort of “you go, girl” empowerment of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” but with a modern spin, of course – and while still being extremely danceable.
In the mean time, you can catch the band performing at the Out in the Streets Festival in Ridgewood, Queens this weekend, performing on a bill that includes A Place to Bury Strangers, Body Language, Hunters, Ski Lodge, Honduras, and others.