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ARTIST: Velocity Girl
SONG: “Warm/Crawl,” 1992
FIRST APPEARANCE: Sub Pop Singles Club #39
WHY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN A-SIDE: “Warm/Crawl” came from a limited-edition split single that Velocity Girl put out with fellow D.C. indie stalwarts Tsunami. It’s almost two songs in one, with a dreamy, soaring first half that gives way to some frantic guitars and a cascade of multitracked Sarah Shannon vocals, and the way those two halves come together pretty much sums up why we still give Copacetic spins after all these years.
Velocity Girl – Warm/Crawl [MP3, link expired]
BONUS FLIPPITY-FLOP FLIP SIDE:
Velocity Girl – Tales Of Brave Aphrodite [MP3, link expired]
Velocity Girl [subpop.com]