Barren Girls - “Deal With the Devil”
Barren Girls are a new group with half the members being from Raleigh and the other half from RVA. This is one out of four tracks on the debut EP called Hell Hymns on Merge Records out April 2 (7” vinyl and digital).
Lead singer Carla Wolff wanted to start an all-female punk band, and she enlisted Ash Van Eijk (drums) and Jenny Williams (keys, who had never played an instrument before this) and started the band Lazy Janes. They soon added badass bassist Fran Araya and the band Barren Girls was formed.
Influenced by bands like X, T.S.O.L., 45 Grave, and Dead Moon, Barren Girls play supreme garage rock with a punk edge. Distorted guitars, crackling vocals, loose drums, and moody keys take these chicks to the top.
Come see Barren Girls for FREE @ Steady Sounds on Saturday (3/30), 5 pm. Browse records while you listen!
photo by PJ Sykes