Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:00 minutes | 882 MB | Genre: Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hardly Art

Chastity Belt talks a lot about intention these days how to be more present with each other. The four piece Julia Shapiro (vocals, guitar, drums), Lydia Lund (vocals, guitar), Gretchen Grimm (drums, vocals, guitar) and Annie Truscott (bass) are nine years deep in this, after all. It seems now, more than ever, that circuit is a movement of intentionality, one that creates a space inside which they can be themselves, among themselves. Their fourth record, Chastity Belt, comes out of that safe space. After a restorative few months on hiatus in 2018, each member worked on solo material or toured with other bands. Their experience navigating adult life within the strange seasons of the music industry has Chastity Belt orienting themselves towards whatever gets them to feel the most present with each other, in any part of the band grind. With the luxury of spending several weeks in the studio with Jay Som’s Melina Duterte, Chastity Belt was able to experiment. The new self-titled album is the work of the band playing ”old songs, and trying new things on top of it,” like adding more dynamic harmonies and violin, says bassist Annie Truscott. Lydia, Gretchen, and Julia all share lead vocals on different tracks on the album. The result is their most sonically developed and nuanced record yet; one that’s not only a product of, but a series of reflections on what it means to take what you need and to understand yourself better. Many of Chastity Belt’s signature dynamics, from the silly to the sincere, have read as feminist gestures: the Cool Slut DGAF-iness, the shrugging off of the ”women in rock” press gargle, the fundamentally punk act of creating music on your own as a woman, and being lyrically forthright. What the making of Chastity Belt reveals is that the band has tapped into a deeper tradition of women making art on their terms: the act of self-preservation in favor of the long game. In favor of each other. In this cultural moment, taking space like this to prioritize the love over the product seems progressive. Chastity Belt’s intentions have resulted in an album deeply expressive of four people’s commitment to what they love most: making music with each other.

Tracklist:
1. Chastity Belt – Ann’s Jam (04:56)
2. Chastity Belt – Elena (03:20)
3. Chastity Belt – Effort (05:07)
4. Chastity Belt – Rav-4 (03:39)
5. Chastity Belt – It Takes Time (04:04)
6. Chastity Belt – Apart (03:33)
7. Chastity Belt – Half-hearted (05:25)
8. Chastity Belt – Split (03:53)
9. Chastity Belt – Drown (04:06)
10. Chastity Belt – Pissed Pants (04:54)

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