Chastity Belt is an indie rock band band formed in Walla Walla, Washington in 2010. A classic four-piece rock ensemble consisting of Julia Shapiro, Lydia Lund, Annie Truscott and Gretchen Grimm, the band traverses the contemporary kaleidoscope of noise, pop, and everything in-between. While their sound has remained consistent across their three prior albums, their 2019 self-titled LP demonstrates the precision that this unit has achieved, crafting songs with a newfound subtlety of instrumental interplay and lyrical content alike. While their sarcastic wit has taken a bit of a backseat, this results in a tone that is less of a shout and more of a conversation. “Ann’s Jam” is bright alt-rock chords and basketball-dribble snares with Shapiro’s voice in the eye of the storm (or should we say sun shower?). “It Takes Time” is a meditative wall of sound, a deft use of volume, distortion, and guitar interplay giving a sorta Marquee Moon vibe. “Split” is acoustic grit and growl, twangy acoustic guitar grounding eerie synths and falsetto vocals. This album is pressed on transparent green vinyl, and includes a printed inner with full album lyrics.
- transparent green colored vinyl pressing
- printed inner sleeve with full album lyrics
- digital download included
- limited edition
- music label: Hardly Art 2019
reviewed by GERONIMO THIS TIME (FERGUS IS OUT SICK) 09/2019