RETCHING RED: Scarlet Whore of War: CD

I must admit, I get a huge charge out of hearing a super-fast, aggressive punk rock band fronted by a female vocalist screaming unapologetically about her bloody womb. Vocalist Cinder Block is the best thing about this solid, politically charged collection of music. Her scratchy sing/screaming makes me want to see this band live, like, right now. And even though I’m not an American, I totally appreciated the frustration and anger present in songs like “Blue Kid Trapped in a Red State.” This is the kind of CD that requires a lot of jumping around the room. I did it. You will too.

 –jennifer (Rodent Popsicle)