SHAVED WOMEN: Self-titled: 7”

May 08, 2013

Distorted vocals, lyrics firmly couched in self-loathing and confusion, and a passable nod to scuzzy ‘80s hardcore. For comparison’s sake, the band seems to be leaning most heavily towards Black Flag—there are a few Ginn-like guitar flashes on the A-side, and the flip, “Adulthood,” is a longer, droning affair, a template really laid out by Damaged. It’s all a bit lacking in jaw-dropping “Oh shit” moments, but convincing enough.

 –keith (Shaved Women)