The debut alarm from San Francisco's Girls stood as one of my favorite releases of 2010. The clashing of a revivalism into the classic sounds of surf rock, garage pop, classic pop rock plus a healthy dose of shoe gaze just seemed to mix perfectly. Yet all of these characteristics are nothing without Christopher Owens who delivers truly heartbreaking, passionate vocal deliveries which can also be juxtaposed as eccentric, almost disturbingly creepy. Their album is truly magnificent, almost feeling as a mix-tape of love songs you would give to a crush you had the hots for. Lauren Marie is the ninth track of the LP and I've chosen it for it's sleeper aesthetics. It's not a track that might instantly grab your attention but if you let the slow build up to the sweet, soft guitar delivery you will instantly be moved and maybe touched by an angst filled, emotionally charged teenager.