You Guys are Girls: Sisters Erin and Megan Scolaro are backed on drums and bass by Kevin Willoughby and Steve Miller. We released our first album, Lonely at the Bottom, in February, and we're pleased to see that people are really enjoying it, because we put a lot of care into it. It's our first album and some of the songs have been brewing for a while. We wrote most of them on acoustic guitar but always heard them with drums, electric guitar and bass, so it's very satisfying to finally hear them the way they sounded in our heads.
Our songs involve a lot of harmonizing and rounds, and have a pop feel in the sense that they're straightforward melodies that may get stuck in your head. We're influenced primarily by the Beach Boys and Weezer and we love U2, Blur, the Shins, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, etc., but we wouldn't claim that our music sounds like any of the them. We just write songs as they come and find that they have a very natural flow and cadence.
The name "You Guys Are Girls" is kind of tongue-in-cheek because when we used to play acoustically, we would occasionally get requests along the lines of "You guys are girls, so you must know some (insert popular female songstress here)." So we thought we'd beat them to the punch next time, like, "Hello. Yes, we're girls. Now that we have that established, we have some songs to play for you." We feel the fact that we're girls should be irrelevant, not impressive. Hopefully the music will impress and people will enjoy what we do, because we love playing it.