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Clorox Girls / Press

“ Musically, Clorox Girls seamlessly blend strong pop beats, surf riffs, and bubble-gummy harmonies that evoke thoughts of (while from the wrong coast) some of the Ramones' sweeter love songs as well as hints of Chuck Berry and Ritchie Valens. The album is incredibly refreshing,. In fact, this album is such a perfect package that it's hard to even call out the best tracks. The search for a great little phrase to sum up J'aime Les Filles by Clorox Girls was short one, ending with "cuts through the clutter". That's what this record does, as the Girls have manged to create a record that almost perfectly does everything it aspires to be.”

“Justin Maurer has been the leader of Clorox Girls for about a decade, has narrowly escaped organ theft in Turkey on at least one occasion, and has a book of fiction coming out this spring. Dan Collins and Daniel Clodfelter catch up with him in Long Beach at the Pike—the bar on 4th Street, NOT the lame outdoor tourist mall also called the Pike, which the Dans found out after much confusion spent stumbling through an Islands restaurant across from P.F. Chang’s. This month the Clorox Girls will play their first L.A. show in two years. http://larecord.com/interviews/2010/02/13/clorox-girls-the-walking-cosmo-magazine ”

“There's no better time than Halloween weekend for the Clorox Girls to rise from the dead, dust off their denim, and headline an All Hallow's Eve throwdown. The one-time Portland garage-pop sensation—2007's J'aime Les Filles has aged surprisingly well—has been dormant for a couple years as frontman Justin Maurer strayed with side project dalliances under the moniker Suspect Parts. But tonight, they return. Joining them will be de facto party kings the Mean Jeans, who'll kick you in the nuts if you show up tonight without a costume. They'll likely do the same to those in costumes as well. EZRA ACE CARAEFF”

“In 2007, Clorox Girls went on tour and never came back. For eight months straight, the (all male) punk pop trio played virtually every city in the Western world. From Brazil to Berlin, they got great reviews doing just what had earned them a strong local following since moving to Portland from Oakland in 2004: playing fun, interactive shows that can get a song stuck in your head in less than 90 seconds. But travel disasters and delays with the international release of their hilarious harmony-driven, pianoed third album "J'aime Les Filles" (BYO Records), left Clorox Girls thousands of dollars in debt after their journey. So frontman Justin Maurer simply stayed in Europe for the next three years, and the band disappeared. "When we started, we had all that pent-up aggression of youth," says Maurer, 27. "Now, it's the pent-up aggression of working 60 hours a week."”