Sunday, 16 May 2021

Pom Pom Squad - Lux


  Pom Pom Squad ( are from Brooklyn and feature a line up of Mia Berrin (Vocals/Guitar), Mari Alé Figeman (Bass),  Shelby Keller (Drums) & Alex Mercuri (Lead guitar). I've not come across them before though they've quite a few releases on Bandcamp going back to 2015. Their sound mixes elements of alt rock, punk, grunge and riot grrrl and influences include the likes of Kathleen Hanna and Courtney Love. 


  June 25th will see the release of an album titled Death Of A Cheerleader which they say will "offer a fresh and decidedly queer take on picking up the pieces—from heartbreak, from injustice—and creating yourself anew." It'll be out on City Slang Records ( on coloured vinyl, cd and digital download : 

  Of the 2 songs streaming, this is my favourite (no doubt because it's the punkiest!). Lux Lisbon is the troubled character from the novel (and movie) Virgin Suicides who is found dead from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This song ("achingly vulnerable while delivering its message like a thrashing sonic sucker-punch") is inspired by her. It's called Lux... 

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