Already boasting quite an impressive roster of hardcore bands including Knocked Loose, Counterparts, Stick To Your Guns, Terror and more, Pure Noise Records have just announced the addition of another promising hardcore act, Baltimore Maryland’s Sharptooth.
Teaming up to release the band’s debut album Clever Girl October 27th, Pure Noise and Sharptooth are giving fans their very first look at the new album via the band’s punishing title track – which, according to vocalist Lauren Kashan, is about standing up against oppression.
“‘Clever Girl‘ the track is all about aggressively fighting back against the hands that chain us. It’s about ‘biting back’ against oppression of all forms, be that by people in your life, in your society or systemic forms of oppression like sexism, racism and bigotry,” explains Kashan. “The song was inspired by an argument I had with a guy who tried to tell me and a bunch of other women (many of us survivors of sexual assault) about how WE should feel about sexual violence.
And all I could think in that moment was SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP because this person had absolutely no right to speak on the subject, let alone talk down to us. I think anyone can relate to the experience of having someone who has no idea what they’re talking about, either trying to talk down to you or control you. This is a call to arms for any and all marginalized people for our voices to be heard and for everyone else to take this time to simply listen.”
To check out Sharptooth’s heavy new track, be sure to look below. Afterwards, make sure to pre-order Clever Girl here.