Let Them TalkAntenna Farm
***Austin two-piece AGENT RIBBONS are back. The dynamic duo (NATALIE & LAUREN RIBBONS) whose sound has been described as “Girls in the Garage doing the Three Penny Opera” have a new 7-inch just in time for a 6 week US tour this fall. 2010’s Chateau Crone LP was a breakthrough for Agent Ribbons and one of Antenna Farm’s biggest sellers to date. Baroque string arrangements ran up against a garage pop sensibility for a cleverly melodic and unique sound that was praised by Vice for it’s “impeccable taste” and by NPR as “Feel-good garage rock.” 2011 saw numerous high-profile TV and movie placements for songs from the album, including the shows Vampire Diaries, Revenge, and Cougartown. Flash forward to 2012, and the band has a new EP, Let Them Talk, as a teaser to a third full-length LP, coming in 2013. Let Them Talk is a return to the band’s rawer early recordings, with classic Spector-esque stacked girl-group harmonies balancing on top of a raucous rock foundation. Standout track Family Haircut rides a complex and dark minor key melody before riding out on a triumphant harmony line, while the nonchalant opening line of Let Them Talk shows the band hasn’t lost their taste for black humor. Includes a download with a bonus track not available elsewhere.