Experimental band Strawberry Girls have inked a deal with Tragic Hero Records. The group consists of ex-Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Zachary Garren, ex-The Trees drummer Ben Rossett and bassist Ian Jennings. The instrumental group recently released their album French Ghetto which features guest vocalists from bands like Gatsby’s American Dream and Dance Gavin Dance. French Ghetto will be re-released on Tragic Hero Records this summer with bonus content and a live video version due out in the Fall.
When an eclectic group of individuals comes together with an idea to create something fresh, the results can often be outstanding. Such is the case with the experimental rock trio Strawberry Girls. These guys from California (who could even make noise sound groovy) were founded by ex-Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Zachary Garren after he crossed paths with drummer Ben Rossett and bassist Ian Jennings. Although the band has worked with guest vocalists, they have remained an instrumental three piece. “Our sound was originally built from a desire to practice and play as much as possible, without being restricted by the schedules of many different band members,” says Garren. However, what originally began as an invention out of necessity, became much more than that. Strawberry Girls take a simplistic, yet sometimes technical approach to songwriting by mending parts together that get stuck in your head and compel you to listen to them over and over again.