OVERRATED Girl-group reverb: Whether it's Best Coast, Vivian Girls or Dum Dum Girls (and we can hardly tell the difference between the last two), a grittily low-fi, Phil Spector-informed sheen of echoey vocal melodies has become a common denominator among way too many female-fronted indie rock bands these days. While we love a vintage wall of sound as much as anyone, it's time for everyone to let go of the past and just belt one out like it's 2010. Pictured: Dum Dum Girls with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, second from right. For the Record: An earlier version of this slide did not identify Cosentino.
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