SOME STUFFS: Chastity Belt stream new album six days before public release

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The release of Chastity Belt’s No Regerts (Help Yourself) is only six days away, but you may stream the album in full for free. My review of it can be read by clicking here, and it’s quite good, you can stream it in full right now by heading here. If you want a single-meal deal, have a listen to “Black Sail” below and be treated with audio kindness.

Vinyl pre-orders can be purchased directly from Help Yourself Records. 500 copies are being made, with 100 on blue vinyl.

REVIEW: Chastity Belt’s “No Regerts”

 photo ChastityBelt_cover_zps299e0a7a.jpg Chastity Belt are, like their namesake, a band who are proud of the music they make and want to keep things under lock and key. No Regerts (Help Your Self) is a funny title because of its deliberate typo, but they want you to know that their assumed musical misteaks (see how I did that?) are all intentional.

In truth, Chastity Belt aren’t a band making mistakes or trying to be foolish. They create moody and dreamy indie pop for some tracks, but then they’ll rip out the distortion and turn the amps up a bit on the Kim Gordon side of things, as they show in “James Dean”. In “Giant Vagina”, they mash up pinches of punk and surf music with a hint of new wave to where it sounds like what would happen if The B-52’s were to collaborate with The Pandoras or something. Meanwhile, “Pussy Weed Beer” seems to be a mockery of a summer fun song, where they make demands of what they want, and now. If this is what happens after a group of ladies come together as a band in Walla Walla, Washington, taking in beer, wine, onions, and lavender farms, it will be interesting to see what their headquarters in Seattle will do for them in the future.

(No Regerts will be released in August, but will be available from Help Yourself Records.)

SOME STUFFS: Summer Cannibals ready to be worn with new album

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With a name like Summer Canibals, you may think they are a band that would look quite beastly, like the guys from Impetigo or Cannibal Corpse. As you can see, that is not the case. This Portland rock combo will be releasing their debut album on August 6th, No Makeup (New Moss), and their sound is a mix blend of rock with a huge chunk of garage, punk, and a bit of that distortion and amplified buzz that your favorite bands are known for including in their music. You can expect for them to enhance that in a live setting. The band are:
Jessica Boudreaux (vocals/guitars)
Marc Swart (guitars)
Valerie Brodgen (drums)
Lynnae Gryffin (bass)

Summer Cannibals have a number of shows coming up that are close to home, but will be doing a west coast tour when the album is released. Check them out if you are in or heading to the Pacific Northwest:
June 9… Portland, OR (Rontoms) {free show} *
June 14… Portland, OR (Backspace) {PDX Pop Now compilation release)
June 22… Portland, OR (The Know) @
June 29… Portland, OR (Star Theater) !
July 5… Seattle, WA (The Rendezvous)
July 6… Portland, OR (Doug Fir) $
August 1… Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios) (“No Makeup” album release show)

* w/ Chastity Belt
@ w/ Bloodbirds
! w/ And And And, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Grandparents
$ w/ Bear And Moose, The Lower 48