BASEMENT RAT: Pura Mujer: CS

I can’t remember if someone told me this was a riot grrrl band or if it was implied because they’re mostly female and noisy. What they really do, live and on this brutal cassette, seems outside category, or I guess in between genres. When Basement Rat is catchy, they’re catchy. And when they’re gnarled and slow and thoughtful, they remind me of Fisticuffs Bluff and the good, underappreciated mid-’90s screamo highlights. More of this, please. –Matt Werts (Drug Party, drugparty.bandcamp.com)