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West Indian Girl

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Years active  2004–present
Associated acts  How To Destroy Angels
Record label  Astralwerks
Labels  Astralwerks
Website  www.westindiangirl.com
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Past members  Chris Carter Mariqueen Maandig Mark Lewis Amy White
Origin  Los Angeles, California, United States (2004)
Albums  4th & Wall, Shangri La, West Indian Girl, We Believe
Members  Mariqueen Maandig, Francis Ten, Nathan Van Hala
Genres  Dream pop, Neo-psychedelia, Space rock
Similar  How to Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor, Rob Sheridan, Mark Geary, Atticus Ross

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West Indian Girl is a rock band from Los Angeles. The band's name comes from a type of lysergic acid (LSD) that was popular in the early 1960s. The initials are also a reference to Robert James' and Francis Ten's previous band, "WIG".


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The band released their self-titled debut album in August 2004 on Astralwerks.

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West Indian Girl singer and guitarist Robert James and bassist Francis Ten first met in Detroit in the early 1990s. After Ten moved to Los Angeles, the pair continued their collaboration through the mail until James followed westward. Taking their name from a strain of early street LSD, James and Ten signed with EMI's imprint Astralwerks and formed a proper band for live gigs. After the 2004 release of their self-titled debut album, West Indian Girl released a more dance-oriented remix EP in 2006. Parting company with Astralwerks after their two releases failed to ignite much notice, West Indian Girl signed with the indie label Milan Records and announced the release of their second proper album, 4th and Wall, in October 2007.

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In August 2007, the band signed a recording and wireless distribution deal with digital media and entertainment company Flycell. The first single, Blue Wave, was released on September 25, 2007. The band released "4th On the Floor Remixes, Vol. 2" on January 6, 2009 on Smash Hit Music Co.

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In January 2012, the band stated via their Facebook page that they were still in the studio working on their newest album. The album was projected to be finished by late 2012.


  • Robert James (guitar/vocals)
  • Francis Ten (bass)
  • Nathan Van Hala (piano/ keys)
  • Jesper Kristensen (drums)
  • Eva Zeva (vocals)
  • Laura Vall (vocals)
  • Former members
  • Chris Carter (keyboards) 2004–2005
  • Mariqueen Maandig (vocals) 2004–2009
  • Mark Lewis (drums) 2004–2009
  • Amy White (keyboards/vocals) 2007-2010
  • Discography

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  • West Indian Girl, August 24, 2004, Astralwerks ASW 78431
  • Remix EP, August 15, 2006, Astralwerks ASW 70470
  • 4th & Wall, October 23, 2007
  • 4th On The Floor (Remixes, Vol. 2) January 6, 2009
  • We Believe, July 7, 2009 (B-sides and rarities collection), Origami Records
  • Shangri La, April, 2013
  • Songs

    What Are You Afraid Of2006
    To Die in LA4th & Wall · 2007
    Miles From Monterey2004


    West Indian Girl Wikipedia

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