Posted: December 3, 2015 in MUSIC
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“You don’t know who you’re tangling with,” Christina Halladay belts on the closing track of her Philadelphia band’s second EP. “I’m a bad bitch if I please/ I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again/ I brought many a man to his knees.” Sheer Mag’s anti-authoritarian attitude bends around Halladay’s powerful voice and charisma; they’re a blown-out Alabama Shakes for the basement set, taking their cues from a lot of the same ’70s inspirations as their Southern contemporaries, but infusing their sound with a hefty dose of gasoline. They make anthems for a generation of punks who need an extra kick in the ass to pick up the fight: “You’ve got to fan the flames/ You’ve got to stand up and break the chains.” II is matter-of-factly threatening, a rousing and intoxicating rallying cry to carry on the cause.


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