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Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.
The Chew Toys: “Leather Sweater” (work unfriendly)
The Chew Toys (above and right) is a queercore married couple making trash punk “dumb sex songs like Kiss had on Rock & Roll Over, but about guys.”
On their debut album which came out last October, The Chew Toys have this to say:
“We really wanted to do an album that was most definitely queer, but still a rock album that would hold its own against anything else out there. That said, it was important for us to tackle important topics in a fun way - we look at the divisiveness of bear culture, the myths of queer identity, social media dysfunction - alongside songs about banging dudes from Boston, daddy chasers, paying for your own drinks, Quaaludes and more.
“We’ve played these extremely queer songs to primarily straight audiences for over two years now. Nobody seems to give a damn when we introduce the songs and clearly spell out that I’ve banged a lot of guys from Boston, or that this one is about edging a dude ‘til he can’t take it any more. It was a bit of an ‘oh shit’ moment when we started out but straight guys seem to like it when anyone sings about sex with anything as far as we’ve been able to tell.
“The song we did the video for - 'Leather Sweater' - is about being so hot for a guy you want to basically tear him apart. It’s always cool to see straight guys in the crowd singing along.”
Check out the lyrics and the song below for yourself:
I’m all over your shit / I got you wrapped up nice and tight / I’m all over your shit / I’m going heavy when you want it light
I’m your leather sweater / I’m ink and fur and salt and sweat uh huh
I’m all over your shit / I am the one that you think of first / I’m all over your shit / I’m gonna edge you til you fuckin’ burst
I’m all over your shit / Like the rainstorm that covers this town / I’m all over your shit / I’m the king that will wear your crown
Against Me!: "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"
Released a year ago but currently picking up a head of steam is Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the sixth studio album by Florida-based punk / post punk act Against Me!
Formed by Laura Jane Grace in 1997, Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the frontwoman’s coming out album. Born Thomas James Gabel, Grace came out publicly as transgender in 2012.
Have a listen to album track “Talking Transgender Dysphoria Blues”.
Listen to new tracks by Michael Stec, Tracey Thorn, Thom Yorke, Clustersun, AFTER THE JUMP...