“Drone,” the first track on Time To Go Home, a surprisingly thoughtful record from a band who arose from a frat party in Walla Walla, Washington, or so the legend goes. Chastity Belt’s lead singer Julia Shapiro’s vocal work is distant, echoey, almost dismissive at times, but the messages are all pretty clear. She swoons and strings out these messages over the course of the record in a way that seems almost casual, but the lyrics stroll over very important, complex themes involving the image of a woman’s sexuality, independence, and equality.
On the latest edition of the Classroom Series, Kansas City, Missouri’s Sneaky Creeps busted out a gnarly set in our McCain studios. Sneaky Creeps is a grimy, punk-rock band who enjoys pizza and soccer. For more information on these Creeps, you can check them out on Facebook and Bandcamp.
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