DAME: Self-titled: 7”

Dame are an all-woman five-piece from Boston who send their reverb in two directions: surfy Go-Go’s new wave and foreboding Joy Division post-punk. This three-song EP builds on the promise of their demo, with faster, tighter, dynamic songs and lyrics about social disconnection. The result is big, dark, and well thought out with plenty of personality and punk rawness. The cover art’s awesome, too, so don’t just stream this. –Chris Terry (charmschoolrecords.bigcartel.com)