Of The Year
"Some Girls Would Say..." CD
Genres: indie rock, indie pop, garage rock
PO Box 191
June 14 - 20 2004
Driver Of The Year... strikes me as a bit of an odd name for an
indie rock band. I understand that certain names have unusual stories behind them, but who would actually call themselves
that? Weird. How's that for food for thought?
But enough banter; this is about the music, not the name. DOTY
plays garage-ish, retro-styled rock music, filled with as much organ
and piano as guitar and drums. There's a very sixties/seventies
appeal here, although a lack of hooks and melodic distinction weighs
down on Some Girls Would Say's enjoyment factor after multiple
The five minute "Rock N' Roll Revolution" is a fine
example - although its bouncy, retro song structure is a nice look
back at musical scenes long past, you'd be hard-pressed to hum
it back afterwards. Its melodies just aren't memorable - and
that will be a problem for most pop-loving indie fans. Although
there are a few deviations from the theme ("Stuck Up Drunk"
is a bit slower than the rest, "Rewind Sometime" has
something of a blissful tinge), pretty much all of this disc could use
a pop hook power-up; as it is, this album needs a little work -
now, it's destined to be a bit of a niche thing.
Approach Some Girls Would Say... with caution; it is still
in want of a tweaking.
[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]