The Dead Girls

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2004.

Radio station: Listen to music by Dead Girls

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Active in Lawrence

Sound description: Guitar-driven power pop with big hooks.

Influences: The Replacements, Big Star, Cheap Trick, KISS, Guided by Voices, Thin Lizzy, Pixies

Similar to: Thin Lizzy, Swervedriver, KISS, and The Replacements


Alt / Indie rock, Pop


Name Released Label
Album cover What A Perfect Ending 2006 Reignition Records
Album cover The Hair Trigger EP 2009
Album cover Te Quiero 2009
Album cover Out of Earshot 2010


"All Is Forgotten," Dead Girls Ruin Everything


The Dead Girls (formerly Dead Girls Ruin Everything) is the white-hot super group formed from the molten ashes of Ultimate Fakebook and Podstar, two recently defunct bands that were staples of the Lawrence and Kansas City power-pop sound. Guitarists/singers JoJo Longbottom and Cameron Hawk, of Podstar, combine their dual-guitar driven attack and blissful vocal harmonies with the precise rhythmic assault of drummer Eric Melin and bassist Nick Colby, of Ultimate Fakebook, creating a raw and infectious rock sound with as much of an emphasis on melody as there is on rip-roaring guitar licks.

It all started almost a decade ago, when Podstar, then a high-school band, was rocking the scene in Manhattan, Kan. around the same time that a new incarnation of Ultimate Fakebook was just getting ready to take off. Both bands had similar musical styles and played together often, which resulted in some (at first) not-so-friendly competition between them. There are still several stories going around of after-hour shenanigans leading to fistfights, broken coffee tables, thrashed porches and "log jamming". But regardless, or perhaps because of all this, there emerged a camaraderie and musical chemistry that was apparent from the start of the first Dead Girls show.