West Indian Girl
West Indian Girl appropriated its name from an infamous strain of LSD, and the band delivered on that premise with a druggy debut record for Astralwerks in 2004. Fortunately, the band’s hallucinogen of choice is ethereal Brit-pop like that of My Bloody Valentine and the Charlatans — not the psychedelic pap purveyed by fashion-conscious shoegazers who would be better off switching to coffee.
With three vocalists (two girls, one guy) and Coldplay-sized guitars leading the way, the group’s loopy jams offer some serious brain candy for the Coachella set. A 2006 remix EP is the last we’ve heard from the slow-moving sextet, leaving room for lots of new material this tour.
“What Are You Afraid Of?” by West Indian Girl: