THIN LIPS: Divorce Year: CS

Nov 22, 2017

Wait, another great band from Philadelphia? This is a second run of their debut EP, this time out on Get Better Records, also out of Philly. Singer Chrissy Tashjian carries a well of emotion and melody through her voice. I feel like the tone of each song is set by her vocal cadence and the guitars come in as backup singers later. She reminds me of a mix between Miski Rodriguez (City Mouse), Carrie Akre (Hammerbox), and a bit of Lauren Freeman (Benny The Jet Rodriguez). This cassette is four songs of beautiful, driven punk with some fuzz and playful lyrics. Thin Lips delivers each track with a slight smirk. They masterfully speed up and draw out time signatures at just the right moments. I’m seeing them for the first time next week with Worriers and I’ll be scoping out their merch table for a full length, for sure. –Kayla Greet (Get Better)