TV Girl is Trung Ngo and Brad Petering, friends who spent many Southern California summers together absorbing pop music and forming a succession of bands that tried to sound like the Beatles.
TV Girl was formed with the intention of combining the duo's love of girl-group pop with a budding interest in hip-hop. They released a self-titled EP in September 2010 which was immediately given a high profile boost when their song "If You Want It" was featured on taste-making blog Pitchfork. The EP subsequently spread throughout the blogosphere and was written about by big name publications like The Guardian, The Atlantic, and NPR, who praised the group's knack for re-appropriating pop history through knowing lyrical allusions and carefully chosen samples.
Formerly known as Mirror Kisses and ESPRIT 空想, George Clanton has decided to finally go by his own name and merge the two personas into one project, combining the vocal and New Wave/Chillwave elements from Mirror Kisses with the ethereal, hazy and lo-fi Vaporwave elements of ESPRIT 空想, which results in an absolutely beautiful new sound altogether. On his latest album, "100% Electronica, Clanton's warm and glistening synths glide over immensely satisfyingly punchy percussion, with George's passionate and effects-drenched vocals seamlessly blending in with the instrumentation, making every track feel like an anthem for a summer that never ends. So far, this album stands as a testament to how far George has come as a musician in general, and a promising glimpse at the direction his music will take in the future. If this is truly any indication, the future seems incredibly bright.