Published on October 4th, 2012 | by greg0
Catching Up With U.S. Girls
Meg Remy performs under the name U.S. Girls with her husband, musician Slim Twig. Meg Remy originally hailed from Chicago fate brought her to Toronto which she currently uses as her base of operations. Ms. Remy’s debut Gem will be released October 23rd on Fat Cat and we were lucky to catch her via telephone for a quick exchange.
What’s the inspiration behind Gem?
The inspiration is that this is the first album I have made from a studio setting. It’s cleaner, easier to digest. I worked with husband Slim Twig, worked with a full band on a record that’s been coming for a while. I worked for many years and my inspiration was to make a realist pop record. My hope is that people will take listen to this album as the voice detailing what it’s like to be a woman on this planet and at this moment.
Speaking of Gem, the 1st track “Another Color” has a very Pink Floyd feel to it. It almost sounds like the organ-heavy “One of These Days” from Meddle.
Well, there may be a reason for that, my husband and I listened to a lot of Pink Floyd in the past two years and I think it has rubbed off.
What can you tell me about the Toronto music scene?
The Toronto music scene has a lot of good bands and tons of venues, DIY Spaces. Toronto is a little bit isolated though and that has its benefits.
What’s your favorite Saturday Night Record?
Ariel Pink “Are you going to look after my boys,” Studio One Women’s Comp., – Anything by Roy Wood although “Mustard” is a favorite.
What’s your favorite Sunday Morning Record?
My favorite Sunday morning record is anything by Gene Clark or Joe South’s “Games People Play.”