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White Lung

  • Deep Fantasy [Sub Pop, 2014] **
  • Paradise [Domino, 2016] A-

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Deep Fantasy [Sub Pop, 2014]
Sex as warfare, self-obliteration as self-assertion, and they like it hard and fast either way ("In Your Home," "Drown With the Monster") **

Paradise [Domino, 2016]
Feminist punk Mish Barber-Way is not innarested in the horrible old proprieties of her appointed identity markers. Enlarging her enunciated yowl and Kenneth William's articulated speed riffs with goth echo and brushing them with synthesizer, she reaches out to the hardcore unwashed with two accounts of doomed female serial killers and a fantasy about giving birth in a trailer you can bet lacks AC. Is she representing an underclass or identifying with it? It's hard to imagine she makes the distinction. A-