G.L.O.S.S.
Demo


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hep Kat USER (124 Reviews)
April 11th, 2015 | 145 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: They told us we were girls

LGBT pride is a tricky thing even in a community as tolerant of diversity as punk rock. With so many misogynistic and occasionally outright homophobic bands in today's macho-madness hardcore scene, things can sometimes get a little dicey. This is compounded exponentially by the general public's oft-maligned perception of the DIY ethos and spirit of punk. Like a deified diva phoenix rising out of 21st century transgender rights headlines is Girls Living Outside Society's Shit. This Olympia-based hardcore band is comprised of four thoroughly pissed queer folks, and they are here to oil the gears in your head in the name of equality.

With no attempt at clouding the narrative G.L.O.S.S. goes straight for the throat at the would-be bullies and sexist jerkoffs of the world, pulling no punches whatsoever lyrically. Choice examples of how not-fucking-around these gals are being lines like "You follow me around/Catcall from behind, see my face and cut me down/'tranny’/’shemale’/’faggot’/’whore’/But I'm a flawless bitch and you're a fucking bore," and the baleful screams of "The freaks are coming/Take over" during a self-referential moment. The musicianship is pretty simply structured, but these songs blaze by with plenty of impacting rage. There's buzzsaw guitars, frenzied drums, and lashing breakdowns galore across this demo's 10ish minute run time.

Fans of socially conscious punk and hardcore would do well to pick this up on cassette, or make a donation via the band's pay-as-you-want download on Bandcamp. It's sure to mean a whole lot to a young band striving to strike the spark of actual change in the world. When was the last time you bought a release that actually made a difference? It's more than music. Do your part.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
CapnJizz
April 11th 2015


530 Comments


Nice little review. I'll download this and give it a listen tonight. Sounds like something I'd like.

oltnabrick
April 11th 2015


40015 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this is pretty good

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WeepingBanana
April 11th 2015


10639 Comments


thought this was dece

Kman418
April 11th 2015


13271 Comments


yeah theyre great

YakNips
April 12th 2015


19988 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

gonna grab this

Kman418
April 12th 2015


13271 Comments


trans hardcore is the future bro check out +hirs+ too im tellin u

Supercoolguy64
April 12th 2015


9897 Comments


cool review, sounds pretty good too.

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YakNips
April 12th 2015


19988 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

+hirs+ is cool their split with water torture was dank

Asdfp277
April 12th 2015


23038 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

against me!>

WeepingBanana
April 12th 2015


10639 Comments


you wouldn't be comparing this to against me if there wasn't the trans-connection so why would you compare them on that sole basis?

oltnabrick
April 12th 2015


40015 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

THIS IS FOR THE OUTCASTS



REJECTS



GIRLS AND THE QUEERS



FOR THE DOWNTRODDEN WOMEN WHO HAVE SHED THEIR LAST TEARS

Asdfp277
April 12th 2015


23038 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

banana: yeah the LGTB thingy isn't important nor relevant agreed

helpoemer420
April 13th 2015


188 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this EP is fucking fantastic, there's a great live video of them here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q49hdr5VdEU



thanks for reviewing this, this is but one of many great queer punk bands doing the circuit right now and as per, sputnik is way too fucking lax in keeping up

helpoemer420
April 13th 2015


188 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i recently made a list of trans musicians currently doing the rounds http://heavenbydjsammy.tumblr.com/post/115157807694/yeah-here-are-some-sick-trans-musicians-bands

Kman418
April 13th 2015


13271 Comments


hey i know that url like half my mutuals are mutuals with you

helpoemer420
April 13th 2015


188 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i'm very popular and attractive

YakNips
April 13th 2015


19988 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

but what do you identify as

helpoemer420
April 13th 2015


188 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

me? femme genderqueer

Asdfp277
April 13th 2015


23038 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

gerard way is trans agreed

Asdfp277
April 18th 2015


23038 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

bumping coz punk



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