Posted: March 6, 2015 in MUSIC
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Indie rockers Chastity Belt are fans of dark humor, and know just when to use it to their advantage. Case in point their new single “Joke”. Chastity Belt is not the kind of band to shy away from making a statement. Back in 2010, Julia Shapiro, Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, and Annie Truscott formed the band in Walla Walla, Washington, and they’ve since relocated to Seattle where they’re part of the city’s thriving music scene. They sing about feeling antisocial in a place with a reputation for social freeze,” chips and dip, and nip-slips—among other delights. One of their publicity shots ranked number one on a list of the most painfully awkward band photos,” and they’ve earned a reputation for their tongue-in-cheek approach to pretty much everything.

The band’s first album, No Regerts was a gently sardonic (and well reviewed) gem, and on March 23rd, Chastity Belt will release their second album Time to Go Home, on Hardly Art. Take a first listen to their new track, “Joke,”

“Let’s light everything on fire,” singer Julia Shapiro utters matter-of-factly, plotting a perfectly sardonic escape plan for when life gets to be too much to handle. Later on the track (arguably the best off the forthcoming Time To Go Home LP), Chastity Belt’s strategy is put into motion, as the Seattle natives fade away into a blaze of dreamy and meandering guitars,

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