West Indian Girl Sings About Life

SAN DIEGO — ‘Bliss, joy and revelation.” That’s how vocalist-guitarist Rob James describes his band, West Indian Girl.

Those words may not divulge much about how the Los Angeles-based group – named after a strain of LSD that has been known to elicit some wacky hallucinations – actually sounds. All it takes is one metaphorical dose of the band’s self-titled 2004 debut album. Songs like “What Are You Afraid Of,” “Hollywood” and “Miles From Monterrey” fuse ambient electronic rhythms with drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and siren-like backup vocals.
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