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Bridge Nine Records signs War On Women

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:49 AM PT

Official press release:

Baltimore, MD-based co-ed feminist hardcore punk band War On Women are excited to call Bridge Nine Records their new home. The band just finished recording 11 new songs that will be released in early 2015 on their yet-to-be-titled debut full-length.

War On Women formed in 2010 by several veterans of the Baltimore rock scene, including members of AVEC and Liars Academy. Describing their sound as "thrash rock meets riot grrrl", War On Women write songs too inventive and too loud to be overshadowed by their equally powerful messages. The band's furious live sets capture all of the brevity and intensity of hardcore punk with another level of lyrical and musical sophistication. War On Women's songs attack sexist attitudes and institutionalized patriarchy women everywhere still face in the 21st century with humor, intelligence, righteous anger and monster riffs.

The band released their debut EP, Improvised Weapons, back in 2012 on Exotic Fever Records and played alongside punk rock staples Propagandhi, Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine, Murder City Devils, The Menzingers and countless others in support of it. The EP was well received by fans and press alike, with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace singing the band's praises and PopMatters calling them "heavy enough to feel like an injection of lead into the backbone". Now, War On Women are excited to release their debut full-length album that was recently recorded with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage. These new tracks are a natural progression for the band and a little more polished than their previous efforts, while remaining as blistering as ever. Vocalist Shawna Potter has "…plenty of material to pull from when it comes to writing lyrics, considering the pervasive sexism in modern America", she commented.

More information on War On Women's new album coming very soon - in the meantime, see the band on tour in the U.S. and Canada with Propagandhi and RVIVR next month.


7/24/2014 8:58:52 AM
Oh my god, please let this be a joke

7/24/2014 9:02:05 AM
"considering the pervasive sexism in modern America"

yeah, nah, go fck yourself

7/24/2014 9:03:06 AM
this band will have a cult following on tumblr by meek nerds and no one else will care

7/24/2014 9:15:17 AM
Oh come the fuuck on.

7/24/2014 9:51:31 AM
Next thing you know bitches will be driving and shit

7/24/2014 11:07:05 AM
Nothing more annoying than a self-righteous feminist. You have a crease and you're mad. WGI

7/24/2014 1:21:35 PM
Just what we need, more retards in hardcore bands, so edgy. I am already bored. Didn't Bridge 9 release records that were relevant and good at one point?

7/24/2014 1:46:53 PM
http://www.theb9.com/posts /read/3479

"don't tell me to smile" t-shirt, not shocked at all.

7/24/2014 2:59:56 PM
http://www.theb9.com/posts /read/3479

Man, that's one fcking ugly chick in the middle.

7/25/2014 8:22:02 AM
Not only is their message gay but the music is complete shit!! Good job Bridge Nine.

7/25/2014 5:07:11 PM
these broads need to shut their yappers and make me a damn sandwich

7/25/2014 11:30:43 PM
You all are huge G A Y F E R S

7/26/2014 7:16:49 PM
Remember when Bridge 9 put out that good record? Me neither.

7/26/2014 9:34:22 PM
I have a feeling none of them know how to make a proper sandwich.

Just a feeling.

7/28/2014 1:08:39 PM
This would've been awesome if it came out 30 years ago, and/or came from a band located in the Middle East. but because it came out in America, it's not only irrelevant, it's complete rubbish. It's manufactured bigotry.