On social media sometime last year someone associated with or Lydia Loveless herself mentioned The Girls! which lead me to immediately give them a listen and then promptly order the vinyl. I then completely forgot about ordering it and when the record showed up I had no real expectations. The first spin blew me away with a power pop style I forgot could still be done legitimately today. After that I told folks about this band at every opportunity then last year disaster struck for them and the Columbus music scene as a whole when Joey Blackheart passed away. In reading the piece linked below I’m reminded of how much a single person can do for any city and what that means to people in that scene. So listen to this record, remember Joey and that you can effect a scene based on your actions.