Pittsburgh’s self-proclaimed ‘dramatic duo’ Sad Girls Aquatics Club (aka Marie Mashyna and Chelsea Rumbaugh) release a melodic slice of indie perfection that deserves your immediate attention.
Taken from the outfit’s upcoming LP of the same name, ‘Easier’ treats listeners to a nostalgia-tinged fusion of lo-fi indie and dreamy pop. Elaborating on the song’s concept, Mashyna & Rumbaugh explain:
“It’s meant to encapsulate the lethargy apparent in our band name; the physical slowness of being in water and the mental fatigue of chronic melancholy.”
To date, Sad Girls Aquatics Club have received praise from the likes of Obscure Sound, Clout and Glide magazines. While we wait for the release of the new LP, be sure to check out the duo’s 2018 album ‘Vodkawine’, which can be heard here.
Representing some of the finest indie-pop to emerge from Pittsburgh is promising duo Sad Girls Aquatics Club.
Consisting of college friends Marie Mashyna and Chelsea Rumbaugh, the group initially formed under the name of Side Eye in 2016, before changing to Sad Girls Aquatics Club in later years.
Inspired by 90’s alt icons like The Breeders, Veruca Salt and Hole, new single ‘Who’s Your Witness’ perfectly balances elements of dark indie pop with garage rock, resulting in a sonic aesthetic that feels nostalgic and grungy, while still maintaining a current edge.
“It’s a tongue in cheek send off to that frustrating situation of person that you can’t wait to never see again. All the tings you wish you were brave enough to say, with the most perfect nostalgic 90s grungy guitar as a backdrop.”