• #WomanCrushWednesday - Warpaint and Chastity Belt

    Today is the first day of Toronto’s annual music festival North By Northeast (NXNE) and every year I go and smush my fat body into crowds and try to power through my anxiety for these kinds of things – in the name of good tunes. This year, two of my fave all-girl bands are playing the same night at different venues (the stressssss) and I’m going to try to see them both. So let’s celebrate babes in bands, shall we?

    First up we’ve got Warpaint who are pictured above. They’ve been together for over a decade and they make witchy, jammy, gorgeous music. They all sing. They look effortlessly cool all the time.

    Warpaint put out their second self-titled LP last year to critical acclaim and have been touring like crazy since. In a recent interview the babes talked about potentially not releasing any more full-length albums, they’re just going to put out tracks as they’re created. The single No Way Out was released this year, it’s brilliant and more tunes are on their way.

    You can listen to No Way Out here, it’s been on rotation for my solo living room dance parties for months!

    Warpaint is playing Adelaide Hall on Friday June 19th @midnight.

    My other must-see is Seattle-based feminist babes Chastity Belt. I discovered them only recently but the song Cool Slut off their latest album Time to Go Home is my pre-summer sunny day anthem. With lyrics I want to hear like “To all the girls in the world trying to take off their shirt, ladies it’s okay to be slutty”, it’s no surprise that they’re a hit with Rookie and Bust Magazine. You can check out their cute-as-heck video for Cool Slut right here.

    Chastity Belt are playing a couple of sets this Friday, you can catch the details on the NXNE site here.

    If you know any all-female bands that you think I should check out, let me know in the comments!

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    • says...

      ok…we REALLY seem to be on the same page music wise! I really dig warpaint, but I am unfamiliar with chastity belt. But since you’ve also posted about Austra, I think I’m gonna like ’em a lot!

      ♥ ♥ ♥

      On June 18, 2015

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