I first heard of TV Girl, the exciting new indie pop duo out of San Diego, not too long ago. Their self-titled EP, which received a bit of heat for sampling Todd Rundgren on the single “If You Want It“, gained the group the notoriety they needed to take it to the next level. For their second trick, Trung and Brad gave the world Benny And The Jetts, a four-song EP filled with catchy nostalgia. While nostalgia seems to be a pretty trodden buzz word in indie rock, TV Girl was able to put a new spin on it with some of the most infectious music you are going to hear in 2011.
To celebrate the recent work of the duo, we invited Trung to give us a little insight on his many creative influences. What we received was a warm collection of 15 songs that can definitely be traced back to the inner workings of TV Girl. I’m talking bands like Wise Blood, Youth Lagoon, The Magnetic Fields, John Lennon, and even the Beastie Boys. This is some propulsive cheer worthy of a ride through your airwaves.
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TV Girl Podcast Track Listing:
1. Wise Blood – Strt Srns
2. Eleanor Friedberger – My Mistakes
3. The Magnetic Fields – You Must Be Out of Your Mind
4. Harry Nilsson – Turn on Your Radio
5. Jonathan Richman – Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow
6. Youth Lagoon – July
7. Dirty Beaches – True Blue
8. The Meanest Boys – Lost in the Fire
9. The Magnetic Fields – The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent
10. of Montreal – An Eluardian Instance (live)
11. Girls – Magic
12. Wise Blood – Darlin’ You’re Sweet
13. MGMT – Congratulations
14. John Lennon – Whatever Gets You Through the Night
15. Beastie Boys – B-Boy Bouillabaisse