Brooklyn’s Cindy Lou Gooden aka Very Fresh has been busy since the release of her “Clean Touch” single last year. She recorded on Ava Luna’s last album, toured with Kino Kimino (Sonic Youth) and Leapling on bass, and prior to that, formed the all-female Pavement cover band, Babement, with Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis. During this time, Very Fresh blossomed into a fully-realized band, set to release her new Hey, It's Me! EP November 4 via New Professor Music and Inflated Records.
Hey, It's Me! Is a 5 song collection of clever, confessional, melodic indie rock in the spirit of the 90s Matador Records classics. Much like Very Fresh’s debut single, the EP pays homage to Gooden’s alternative rock predecessors with its muscular drumming and driving guitars, while incorporating inspiration from her contemporary favorites like Courtney Barnett, Pile, and Speedy Ortiz. Engineered by Jeff Berner (Psychic TV) at Greenpoint’s Studio G, Hey, It's Me! represents a transition to higher fidelity for Gooden and her band, which includes Julian Fader (Ava Luna) on drums, and Andy Moholt (Laser Background) and Ben Scherer (ex-Palehound) on guitars. The result is Very Fresh at her most dynamic.