CHOKED UP: Mala Lengua: 12”

Mar 10, 2023

Cristy C. Road is really a feminist punk institution in their own right. An artist, writer, poet, musician, and tarot card maker/reader(!), this all comes through in their band Choked Up, which continues to pay an unrelenting homage to early Green Day and The Lookout sound, but super drenched with feminist queercore. With adept bass and distorted guitar, Cristy spits snarlingly-yet-sweet vocals. Mala Lengua is all pop punk that’s as discordant and quirky as they are clean and melodic, both sides ending with unvarnished acoustic ballads “In Your Dreams,“ and baring their soul on “Choked Up.” –Camylle (Don Giovanni,

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