Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bleached - Ride Your Heart

What made Mika Miko shows such a blast—and I’ve come to realize that a lot of men didn’t see their appeal—was that, as a 5-foot, 2-inch, 21-year old girl, being able to dance in a room full of other 21-year old girls, without having to worry about getting trampled on in a circle pit, allowed for fun without the safety concerns of a male-dominated punk show. Pussy reasoning on my part, but it’s the truth. And it was unfortunately rare to see a group of girls get up and do what boys had been doing for thirty years, making stupid punk rock about mundane topics without worrying about being pretty. Maybe “Turkey Sandwich” was their “TV Party.” So it’s a shame to see that the Clavin sisters have since hopped on the Dum Dum Girls train, with traditional girl group lyrics, and mini-dresses on stage (perhaps influenced by Jennifer Clavin’s time in New York while singing for Cold Cave). [...]

(Read the full review at Your Flesh.)

Purchase Ride Your Heart.

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