Napoleon :: "City Girls"

"City Girls" is a tidy rock song from Brooklyn band Napoleon. The arrangement suggests a slow-drive version of the Strokes "Hard To Explain", so much that before the lyrics kick in, you almost imagine Casablancas' signature warble interjecting itself with, "Was an honest man." While a shade more cloudy than the aforementioned titans of New York rock, Napoleon does seem to thrive in this downtown aesthetic, having recorded their entire debut LP in three days. Of course, downtown has moved out of town and is now in Bushwick and beyond. These "City Girls" are of a different breed. The band's release party will be held just blocks off Bushwick avenue at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge on July 25.

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