There's something cinematic about Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs. It’s not just that her music was prominently featured in Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers or that the honey-voiced Golightly took her stage name from Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. There’s just something in the songs' half-country, half-blues aesthetic that feels perfectly suited to scoring a movie.
/Music and film fans alike can check out the film-ready songs on Tuesday when the British singer/songwriter brings her laid-back, folk-y ballads to the Casbah. The show won’t be her first encounter with San Diego; back in 1998, she guest-starred on the song "Eye on You" by legendary local act Rocket From the Crypt.
Golightly and her one-man backing band, the Brokeoffs -- the drummer/guitarist also known as Lawyer Dave -- just released their third full-length, Medicine County, on March 30. The album may not have a title as unforgettable as their debut, You Can’t Buy a Gun When You’re Crying, but what it does have are 12 quintessential Golightly tracks, each of them cool enough to be used in a Tarantino movie. Medicine County has been showered with flattery since its release, with the Onion AV Club, Wall Street Journal and Spin magazine each singing its praises.
The entire album is currently streaming at Spinner. If you like what you hear, you can head out to the Casbah show, where Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs will be joined by the Creepy Creeps, Green Stamps and DJ Claire. Filmmakers in the crowd may want to take notes.