Listen to Abigail Breslin swap sweet boy-girl indie rock vocals with Teddy Watson of Stargroves.
We knew Abigail Breslin could bust a pageant-wowing dance move, but turns out she can rock a mic, too. The intriguing actress (who was totally cute in her “Little Miss Sunshine” kiddie days but is now a stunning 16-year-old, as you can clearly see) does duet duties on Stargroves’ “Within Me a Lunatic Sings,” an ambitious indie track from the rising New York band. Breslin actually sings on a handful of songs with the group, joining on “Westfjords” and other tracks from the group’s upcoming debut album. “Within Me a Lunatic Sings” plays like a Pinterest board of ’00s indie rock greatest hits: Stars, Sigur Ros, and Freelance Whales are shot through the group’s sound, revealing themselves as the track transitions from jittery boy-girl keyboard pop into a dramatic piano and string section.
Listen to Stargroves and Abigail Breslin’s “Within Me a Lunatic Sings.”
The new band’s the project of 21-year-old Teddy Watson, who spent a few months in Sigur Ros’ native Iceland earlier this year for inspiration before bringing the band together. He didn’t stop there, tapping Freelance Whales producer Jeremy Sklarsky to work on Stargroves’ debut album. Nothing crazy about doing your homework — though giving away a track like “Within Me a Lunatic Sings” for free might be a l’il nuts, but we’ll take it considering ’tis the season. Grab it before the band blows up and starts charging Taylor Swift iTunes money.
Photo credit: Stargroves