In five months, Girlfriends have made some big waves. Catch these reverb enthusiasts at one of their many upcoming shows and snag one of their fancy-shmancy limited release cassettes. We phoned the whole gang, Ben Potrykus, Andrew Sadoway and Jen Dowty.
WHAT ARE YOUR FANS LIKE?
Jen: They’re tall. They’re really nice.
YOU GUYS WERE ON THE BOSTON HERALD‘S "10 BANDS TO WATCH" LIST. HOW DID THAT FEEL?
Jen: Nice! Except they said we’re destined to break up.
Ben: I think we’re just so destructive they figure we’re going to be self-destructive. All our destructiveness is aimed toward things that should be destroyed.
Jen: Our number one vice is ice cream.
Andrew: It’s not a vice though. My great aunt always told my mom it was OK for me to always eat ice cream because ice cream has calcium in it, and calcium is good for your bones.
A FAVORITE VENUE IN THE BOSTON AREA?
Ben: The Middle East Upstairs … you get some cheap food, the sound is good and it’s a place you can tell your co-workers about. … You might not invite them to the "Shit Palace" or whatever house you’re playing at.
WHY DO YOU GUYS HAVE CASSETTE TAPES?
Ben: They’re cheap.
Andrew: We’re going to make a vinyl and a CD probably … express your dream, Ben.
Ben: I have this idea that we could do a bunch of limited releases of 7-inches and tapes because they’re really fun to collect. For me, a big part of music is that sort of holding something … it’s exciting when someone comes out with a 7-inch and there’s 300 of them, and if you know about it and you like it, then you have one.
[Girlfriends with Quilts, Thick Shakes, Hands and Knees. Sat 2.20.10. P.A.'s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Union Sq., Somerville. 617.776.1557. 8:30pm/18+/$8 for 21+, $11 for 18-20. paslounge.com, girlfriendstheband.com]