This is not to say Dressy Bessy lack anything to set them apart from their peers. On "Some Better Days", for example, the band sounds more '80s new wave than '60s surf wave, and "In the Morning" sounds like a drunken circus march. The band's ace in the hole is Ealom's vocals. Pretty but not too pretty, a little flat but never too flat, her voice has an indefinable coolness to it similar to Kim Deal's vocals with the Breeders. With songwriting smarts, strong playing and a flourishing scene to grow in, expect to hear more from Dressy Bessy. Judging from The California EP, you can expect good things.
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