PERIOD BOMB / ROSÉ PEREZ: Born in a Bag: CS

An intentional clusterfuck of a split. Period Bomb cranks out a few minutes of mutated noise punk accompanied by disaffected ranting about small talk, diva cups, and… whatever the fuck is even going on in “Sexy Cowboy.” Rosé Perez is more pop-influenced but equally bonkers, whether fawning over Meghan Markle or sweetly crooning about eating placenta. Not sure what to call this genre besides “fucked up Kansas City basement,” but they shred. Sometimes there’s some kind of synth, sometimes jittery post-punky shrieking, sometimes it’s basically Devo-core masquerading as twee pop. There’s a flute or something on “Masculine” that is so stupid and perfect that it literally makes me laugh out loud every time it pops back in. Diva cups show up again on this side too. Punk in 2020 is sponsored by diva cups, take it or leave it, you heard it here first. –Indiana Laub (20/20 Tapes, periodbomb.bandcamp.com)