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Track of the Week: “Grown Ups” by Ramona & The Swimsuits

RamonaBy Kendall McCabe

In honor of Ramona & The Swimsuits‘ show this Thursday, May 24 at The Mill (and also Ramona’s recent birthday), KRUI has selected “Grown Ups” as the first summer track of the week!

If Leslie Hall was making top-secret cutesy recordings in her bedroom, or if Kimya Dawson sang a little more about various pastas, the result would be the sugary batch of songs that Ramona & The Swimsuits have crafted together. With sweet choruses and over-the-top DIY outfits, Ramona & The Swimsuits fit right in as openers for Leslie Hall on her most recent national tour. Avid Leslie fans will recognize two of the Ly’s in band members Ramona and Kate.

The group’s show at The Mill on Thursday begins at 9 PM and costs $7. Pennyhawk, led by Kate Kennedy, will open. She will also perform with Leslie Hall as the duo Neon & Nude.