LIÉ: You Want It Real: LP

Pronounced “lee-ey,” Vancouver’s post-punk powerhouse trio comes in hot with their fourth LP. Tense and angular, swirling and discordant—yet driving with a solid rhythmic rumble throughout. Hard female vocals you don’t wanna fuck with, attacking rape culture and patriarchy. There’s a ruthless aggression to the sound with everything pushed to eleven, harking back to the “Don’t fuck with me” attitude of bands like Bikini Kill, but with the riffs and chops of early Gang Of Four. This is hard as fuck. –Tim Brooks (Mint)