New Self-Titled Album Available Now From Bridge Nine
"…the frontwoman of the excellent feminist hardcore band War on Women, writes blunt manifestoes, then shouts them rousingly. On her band’s new self-titled album (on Bridge Nine), she’s on high alert, poking holes in hypocrisy and male privilege and cultures of silence about violence against women." - The New York Times
Baltimore, MD's War On Women are gearing up for their first U.S. tour since their dates with Propagandhi last January. This May, War On Women will support punk rock stalwarts Anti Flag on a string of shows that'll take them from the Midwest out to Denver (with more shows to be announced soon). This weekend, War On Women will hit SXSW in Austin for a Saturday night showcase at BD Riley's and will head to Dallas on Sunday for Spillover Fest - links and details for both showcases are below.
Last month, War On Women released their debut full-length which tackles issues of institutionalized sexism and patriarchy through an uproarious blend of riot grrrl, thrash and rock with sarcastic dalliances and furious aggression. Featuring 11 tracks, this self-titled album was recorded with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage (Against Me!, Coliseum, Lemuria) and is a natural progression for the band and a little more polished than their previous efforts, while remaining as blistering as ever.
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.
WAR ON WOMEN - TOUR DATES:
March 21 Austin, TX @ SXSW - BD Riley's 11pm
March 22 Dallas, TX @ Spillover Festival
May 14 Newport, KY @ South Gate House *
May 15 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
May 17 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar *
May 18 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's *
May 20 Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre *
May 21 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater *
* w/ Anti Flag, The Homeless Gospel Choir