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A purple-hued pop song that begins with smooth synths and whispery, Whitest Boy Alive-like vocals and resolves with a satisfying Byrds-esque time change.
The hard rocking trio take time out from punishing the drum kit to show their softer side with joyful percussion and crooning vocals evocative of the 70s, summer and driving with the windows down (who cares if you Mess Your Hair Up?).
“Little Girl”, featuring a intoxicating turn by a self-deprecating Julian Casablancas, echoes a more electronic-sounding Strokes, all the way down to the noodly guitar solo.
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