Flower Girl

photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

Flower Girl is a celebration of youthful exuberance, tossing up sing-a-long anthems and floral licks to festoon your path to good times. Led by perennially grinning frontman Nick Morris, this NYC-based five-piece of hard-working chillers revels in an optimist high of contagious energy. With a sound that blends storytelling lyrics, catchy power pop hooks and a steady rhythm section grounded in a country backwoods feel, Flower Girl occupy a musical space all their own.

With a reputation in NYC for spreading smiles with raucous and revelatory live performances — featuring somersaults, whip cracks and lots of crowd dancing — these grown-up kids sure know how to start a party.

Flower Girl’s sophomore effort Tuck In Your Tie-Dye is a buoyant and cheerful collection of sweet-hearted songs warm the heart. Their impassioned appeals to have some just have some fun recall the cavalier cool of Jonathan Richman and the be-yourself spirit of 90’s Nickelodeon.

Songs like ‘Let’s Build a Fort’ drive that message home with cheeky refrains to escape the pretension and pessimism of the city, pairing guitar licks, group calls and some well-placed cowbell. The boisterous cheer is rounded out with hints of twangy country smoothness that point quiet melancholy of missed opportunity, loneliness, and the dislocation of being a lil’ guy in the big city.

With most songs coming in under the 3 minute mark, these songs are compact and to the point. No breakout solos or meandering interludes distract from their overall message, just feel good vibes you won’t mind ricocheting around your skull like so many jumping jellybeans. So serve yourself a stack a flap jacks, pour on that sweet syrup and get ready to flip for Flower Girl.

Brooklyn band Flower Girl have been together for about three years, making charming folky pop indebted to Jonathan Richman and Camper Van Beethoven. – Brooklyn Vegan

Purchase Tuck In Your Tie-Dye.

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