Problem is, Bodega Girls have a few more of those today than when Kenney and bandmate Jake Brennan started brainstorming with Adam Taylor and Paul Kolderie at Camp Street Studios back in 2009. "It would be the four of us," Kenney recalls, "making beats and hanging out, trying to summon the ghosts of past Pixies records, while friends of ours would stop by, bring some beer or other party favors, and maybe play with us on a song. The one rule we had was that if we ever were working on a song and it wasn't done within a couple of hours, we would hang it up and hit the bars. Fortunately, everything we made became a Bodega Girls song."
None of those songs was ever supposed to be played out, but there was a party vibe that forced their hand. They had the songs, now all they needed was the people to dance to them. Although, to be honest, you could play "Ain't That Cold" or "School Night" dancing around in your underwear and you'd still feel you were at the coolest party of the week.
The solo underwear dance is actually the premise of the new video for "School Night," and following its lead should tide you over till the next actual party. Says Kenney, "Anyone who wants to come in and party with us is welcome. Peace, love, and all that hippie shit." Keep in mind, though, that the bigger the party gets, the more work it takes to keep it rocking.
BODEGA GIRLS ALBUM-RELEASE PARTY @ COOL RANCH | Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge | March 30 @ 9 pm | 21+ | Free | 617.868.6739
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