It’s a little disheartening when HipsterRunoff covers a great band before I do but alas.
Las Robertas are a girl group very much in the vein of Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls. In fact this is exactly what I’d expect if those bands got together and formed a feminine power super group.
The post-chillwave era make me feel kind of lost. I am not sure what I am searching for after this era of ‘chilling authentically with a group of bros’, listening to nostalgic music that reminds me of my youth. I’d give anything to go back to my youth, back when I didn’t have to worry about anything, and I just got to be a little bro. Back before ‘bro’ was a complex social term / way of life. Tired of being a post-altbro. I’ve gone from indie, to electro, to conceptual core, to chillwave… now what?
I feel like now it might be time for the current ‘popular indie music zeitgeist’ to manifest itself in our desire for something most serious than just nightly chill sessions with our bros. We want to enter a relationship that is semi-serious, and enter into a happy, naive phase of our lives’ which may or may not be ‘fleeting’ / doomed to fail.
Just heard Las Robertas, and I feel like they might be ‘the final piece’ in commodifying the genre of ‘female garage rock bands.’ Even though Best Coast, Vivian Girls, and Dum Dum Girls already exist, this type of compelling band from a Latin American Country finally gives us a sample group from which to analyze these bands, and select which ones we want to be the most successful / authentic.
“The Curse” is my favorite from their album, Cry Out Loud.