You know that wonderful feeling you get when you discover a new song to obsess over and share with the world? Yeah you do. Well, the most recent one for me is Skipping Girl Vinegar’s latest song “Dance Again.” It’s a little early to tell, but this may just be my song of the summer. The video reminds me that I better get a move on skydiving lessons, this way I can jump solo and be awesome/dance again in my golden years. Skipping Girl Vinegar plays music that will simply make you smile, I guess one can file that under the genre of indie pop. Their music is for fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Of Monsters and Men, think Neon Trees meets American Authors and/or Walk the Moon. Take it or leave it, those are my thoughts.
I saw the video on EARMILK here last month and it’s been on every playlist I’ve created since. The band name is an ode to the oldest neon sign in Australia, in their hometown Melbourne. “Dance Again” is the lead single off their new album The Great Wave, which officially dropped on April 3rd and was produced by Brad Jones.
You may remember Skipping Girl Vinegar from CMJ 2012; the band took a hiatus afterwards. Reflecting on the events that led up to The Great Wave, singer/songwriter Mark Lang explains, “The last two years have seen us travel from the heights of radio and agents opening up for the band in the US, to the crashing heartbreak of my wife being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We put the record and everything else on hold, went to ground and focused all our love and energy onto her, and thankfully – we are one of the fortunate ones. What I valued and prioritized previously had now shifted, affecting the very core of how I wanted to communicate through music”
I will say that The Herald Sun, ‘Album Of The Week’ said it perfectly: “‘Dance Again‘ is the sound of an ear-to-ear smile bursting out of your speakers.” Skipping Girl Vinegar plays music that will simply make you smile.
Enjoy and share!