new music: Sophie and the Bom Boms; Childbirth

nothing better than women singing empowering, thoughtful and cool songs. Grrl power every day!

Sophie and the Bom Boms, “Big Girls”

–catchy, cool and strong. Los Angeles synthpop duo with 80s influences plans to release a new track each month for the next 12 months.

 

Childbirth, “Breast Coast”

–power punk with amusing lyrics. The Seattle punk trio tackles feminist issues with humor. sophomore album Women’s Rights is out now–subject matter includes a trashy friend bringing coke to a baby shower (“Baby Bump”) characteristics that warrant an instant “swipe left” on Tinder (“Siri, Open Tinder”) and dating vapid IT douches (“Tech Bro.”) Lyrics on Women’s Rights are highly quotable—from “Tech Bro:” “I’ll let you explain feminism to me/If I can use your HD TV.” The band is inspired by Riot Grrl and 90s alternative.  Childbirth is Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt, Bree McKenna of Tacocat, Stacy Peck of Pony Time.

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