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West Indian Girl is a band from Los Angeles, who released their self-titled debut album in August 2004 on Astralwerks.

The profound power to transcend common themes of fear, hope and love using only phrasing and imagery is a rare gift, second only to one’s ability to render out the proper combination of notes and chords with which to propel those words into our hearts. With influences that include British and roll and the soul-seeking ethos of psychedelia and modern day jam bands, Robert James and Francis Ten build opulent compositions that revolve around texture, mood and lyrical romanticism-songs that are inspired by ideals and motivated by feeling, much like the two musicians themselves.


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  • ForBigMistakes

    I... think these guys just released an album?

    4 Jan 2014 Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    Probably the least edgy band ever... Love them a lot though

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • eusouodavi

    Veronica Mars <33

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • bmocon13

    For those interested in her side project, Mariqueen's vocals on the new How to Destroy Angels is pretty awesome.

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • lordzouk

    Listened to this right now, well fuck me with a rake, this is good!

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • PrideEd

    This. Library. Now. :o

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • UtopianGravity

    I cant wait for the new album!

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mayustarr

    To Die In LA ... sweeet!

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • cocoscandle

    sweet stuff.

    20 Jan 2011 Reply

    yeah a great band but one cuestion melissa lingafelt sings in this band?

    23 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BleedThru

    mariqueen is fantastic

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • XXXnicoletteXXX

    why do people even try to argue in shoutboxes... no one will ever win; stop trying & wasting your time.

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Chadgasm

    hi i'm on this page because of trent reznor. how's everybody doing tonight?

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • iranacrossthe66

    supercool group , favorite top song has to be the to die in la remix, haha

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • TheMonkeyIsGod

    Everyone has multiple facets to their personalities. I have a very dark side to my personality but most people wouldn't know it. Trent didn't gothify her, he just brought out her inner darkness a little bit. She is not a one-dimensional person, now stop arguing west indian girl is the shit!

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • rotw

    'Scuse me guys, but this is West Indian Girl's Shoutbox. Not HTDA's. Also, HTDA is explicitly a collaborational project of Trent and Mariqueen's. While sound-wise it does strongly resemble NIN material, it's definitely not NIN either. And if you're fans of Trent, shut up and stop insulting his wife.

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • JustLotte

    HTDA is all about Trent. It's Trent's music thru & thru, not matter what they say. MQ was a hipster partygirl before he gothified her. [2]

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • AnnaDraconida

    HTDA is all about Trent. It's Trent's music thru & thru, not matter what they say. MQ was a hipster partygirl before he gothified her.

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • djnonplus

    Wasn't expecting this sound after hearing "A Drowning" but I like it!

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • LongTallWeek

    Huh. It's interesting to hear how Mariqueen collaborates with Reznor now. The contrast between her singing in West Indian Girl and How to Destroy Angels... First really upbeat, almost sickeningly happy stuff (XD) and now she's singing with much more somber music. Also, don't get me wrong by my wording-- I like both bands... though I'm more of a West Indian Girl listener.

    16 May 2010 Reply
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