The Group Sound are kickin’ it with their new release, “Secret Girlfriend”. Everybody loves surfy, sorta garagey, boy-girl retro songs, right? I know my girlfriend loved dancing in the kitchen to these Group Sound jams. Oh yeah, me too. Personally, I think that the band hits their stride half way through the record, from ballad Soul Cries Out to spacey instrumental A.M. Radio, to the beautifully epic mellotron heavy closer Laurie. My main only complaint is that Jessica’s vocals are quite sparse, or low in the mix, while in the past when I’ve seen them live that boy-girl balance is utterly endearing. Apparently, they’ll be in Edmonton around August 2nd, so cheers to that!