This Week In PR is a column curated by Victor Valle and Jody Amable, celebrating the press releases that caught our eye but we couldn’t use. Here are some highlights from our inboxes this week.
Sløtface’s “Sponge State”
This week, for whatever reason, I received a deluge of press releases from bands that proudly wave the feminist flag, or simply feature female-identifying frontwomen who are great at what they do. First on my list: Sløtface (formerly Slutface, a name that apparently caused problems when it came to maintaining a Facebook page). All the way from Norway, Sløtface are vocal feminists that also make some really solid good-time pop punk. And there’s a cute dog on the song’s cover art! Sløtface make me a very happy feminist. —JA
Adia Victoria’s “Dead Eyes”
I’M SO INTO THIS SONG, EVERYONE. Adia Victoria makes spooky, swampy rock and roll that expresses, among other things, what it’s like to be a woman of color in the South. She’s coming to Bottom of the Hill in June and you can bet your ass I’ll be there. —JA
Remember how I said I have a tendency to obsess over music? OK, I might not have said it in this column, but I know I’ve said it somewhere on this blog, likely many times. That said, the last several months of my life have been all about PWR BTTM, and Boyfriends, with their bright-ass lipstick and discussions of sexuality, strike me as sort of PWR BTTM-adjacent: a little sloppier, a little slower in tempo — like your friend who’s kind of a hot mess but still fun to hang out with. Either way, they also categorize themselves as “feminist punk” like a lot of the other bands in my inbox this week — check out their latest, “Groovy,” below. —JA