Everett True

21 femme-led pop/punk recommendations from Facebook

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITES! The four entries with the most votes I’ll feature in my next Bust column. Or maybe they could just give me the whole music section this time around. Some of these are fucking amazing!


Peter Parker from Glasgow

The Shondes from Brooklyn

Explode Into Colors from Portland, Oregon

The Barettas from Hamilton, Ontario

Rackula from Hamilton, Ontario

Dead Reckoning from Austin, Texas

Miss The Occupier from Glasgow

La Chatte from France

Mensch from France (free download here)

The Konki Duet from France

Karaocake from France

La Sera from Los Angeles

No Joy from Montreal

Butts from Seattle

Grass Widow from San Francisco

Weird TV from Olympia, Washington

Son Skull from Olympia, Washington

Holly McNish from Reading Cambridge Glasgow London (poetry)

Divorce from Glasgow

Morgan And The Organ Donors from Olympia, Washington

Woolf from London

101 Responses to 21 femme-led pop/punk recommendations from Facebook

  1. Miss Skribble November 16, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Can i vote for two?
    If so then Miss The Occupier & The Shondes gets my vote(s) 🙂

  2. Geoff The Postman November 16, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I vote for La Sera.
    Always thought The Vivian Girls over rated, but this, I like.

    Both my favourite 45 0f the year, LUV by Theee Bat and favourite LP, I Wanna Go Home by Shannon & The Clams are femme fronted.

    A few other female fronted favourites of the moment:
    Dial (fronted by the mighty Jacqui Ham)
    Cobra Killer
    Two Tears
    Fabienne Delsol
    Momo Lamana (a two piece boy/girl gang, not strictly female fronted, but Momo, the female half does take lead on a few tracks)
    Les Bellas (now defunct, but debut lp has just been posthumously released)
    The Nuns (good to see them making ‘song of the day’ recently)
    Girls At Dawn
    Les Terribles
    Big Sexy Noise (Lydia Lunch & co)

  3. Geoff The Postman November 16, 2010 at 4:34 am

    p.s. going to see La Sera on Tueday next

  4. Matt November 16, 2010 at 5:05 am

    P.S. Eliot
    Little Lungs
    Screaming Females

  5. Everett True November 16, 2010 at 5:44 am

    now updated with a different Butts clip, and a different Grass Widow clip.

  6. Everett True November 16, 2010 at 7:54 am

    That Shannon & The Clams is a great tip, thanks Geoff. I’ll feature them in a future Song of the Day. I wrote a review of Dial for Plan B a while back – great band – and of course Fabienne Delsol, The Nuns, Two Tears, Lydia, Cobra Killer… look forward to checking out the others. Let me know how the La Sera gig goes. I supported Vivian Girls with The Deadnotes last year and they were killer live, total punk.

  7. Simon November 16, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Hey ET,

    Check out newcomers Hearts Under Fire from Guidford, UK.


  8. Everett True November 16, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Thanks Simon, but the whole point of taking recommendations from friends on Facebook on bands is to try and avoid the music industry

  9. tv November 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

    morgan and the organ donors video is from one of their first shows, they just got back from their first tour and have a self-released 7″ out that you can get from k

  10. Everett True November 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    (from Facebook)

    Rosalind Blair, Tamsin Chapman, Stacey Adams and 3 others like this.

    Chris Kendall
    Hahaha love it! Both my recommendations made the list.
    8 hours ago · Like

    Chuck Warner
    found the first half of these slow going… tho Racula’s hair-blower gets cowbell points (w/double credit if that’s her mom on drums). Would have liked Miss the Occupier plenty without the video (and the name ;o).
    Grass Widow, I guess?
    4 hours ago · Like

    Laura Borealis
    with all the research you’ve done, it’d be cool if you produced a girl band, and wrote the lyrics, for one album.
    4 hours ago · Like

    Chuck Warner
    went looking for more Grass Widows. There are several black-and-white videos and they’re all brilliant (much stronger I think than this one). http://wwwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLc0FU5JeU8 for starters…
    37 minutes ago · Like

    Everett True
    thanks Chuck. I’ll update that one as well. Did you check out the French bands? Killer. And that poet
    36 minutes ago · Like

    Chuck Warner
    liked the French bands quite a bit (tho could use more memorable hooks) and the poet is terrific. Grass Widow’s current label hasn’t updated their site since summer and the group page won’t load at all, but LP and 12″ are both available through Revolver/Midheaven. I’m late to the party obviously, but thanks to whoever nominated them.

  11. Sarah McVeigh November 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    La Sera just played here in SF and it was amazing. I vote for them.
    And Grass Widow. I vote for them too.

  12. Everett True November 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

    updated to include new Rackula video

  13. Greg November 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm


  14. Pillowcreature November 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Rackula rocks!

  15. M+B November 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm


  16. Jason November 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Rackula. Those chicks make my balls hide in the best way possible.

  17. Zoe November 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    May I suggest this video for The Konki Duet

    The other one has sync problem.

  18. Everett True November 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Updated, Zoe. Thanks.

  19. fefe nous November 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Weird T.V. I saw them live in San Jose and couldn’t pass up the show they had a day after in Oakland a sure treat!

  20. AbeFroman November 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I vote for Miss The Occupier

  21. chipfukc November 17, 2010 at 12:20 am

    la sera

  22. Sally Goldenblaus November 17, 2010 at 6:38 am

    w e i r d t v !

  23. Timothy Radar November 17, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Weird Tv #1
    A close second would be Morgan and the Organ Donors!

  24. Veronica November 17, 2010 at 8:13 am

    WEIRD TV! Long-live Female Chicano Punks!!!

  25. Joshanderson November 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Morgan and the organ donors!

  26. Ian Bickelhaupt November 17, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I love Morgan and the Organ Donors!!!

  27. Kwimpler Kwimmps November 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Morgan and the Organ Donors! MODs, doncha know!

  28. Jeff Womeldorff November 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Morgan and the Organ Donors are an awesome Olympia band that attacks my ears with raw power and sound I vote for them!

  29. Kanako Wynkoop November 17, 2010 at 10:33 am


  30. pit kwiecinski November 17, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Morgan and The Organ Donors are tops!

  31. Dana Jewell November 17, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Morgan and The Organ Donors, illegal organ donations are lame!

  32. Michael Gorka November 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Morgan and the Organ Donors should do this. They deserve the push.

  33. Sarah Utter November 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Morgan and the Organ donors are RRRRRRRRRRRRRAD!

  34. Everett True November 17, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Sarah Utter! Wow. How are ya? Still a Mod?

  35. John Root November 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

    S O N S K U L L ! ! ! !

  36. kelly November 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    heck yeah morgan and the organ donors!!!

  37. tv November 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Hey ET, you should also check out Broken Water (Olympia) and White Lung (Vancouver BC)…x

  38. Bree Davies November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Lust-Cats of the Gutters!

  39. hw November 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    that is not the best sonskull video

  40. hw November 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm


  41. Everett True November 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    noted and accordingly amended, thanks.

  42. Corey November 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I would say Hunter Valentine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFVWEgIZsLU

  43. Everett True November 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks Corey, but see the comment I made to Simon above.

  44. Chuck November 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Son Skull & Weird TV

    Por Vida

    the mediator between the Head and the Hands is the Heart

    Blood In Blood Out

  45. Janelle Blarg November 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Write-in vote for Shannon & the Clams! Recognize!

  46. K Bird November 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm


  47. Veronica November 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Weird TV + Son Skull, bands of the year. For reals.

  48. john root November 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm


    better version of WTV

  49. Desi November 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm


  50. pimmon November 17, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Grass Widow get my vote

  51. wotsit November 18, 2010 at 2:20 am

    What.. no Brilliant Colors (from San Francisco)? What the hell…

  52. wotsit November 18, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Well Explode into Colors need more votes on here for a start. Despite the whole disbanding malark, that “Paper” track on it’s own should be enough to sell these. I may have a Color fetish, yes… but only when their Brilliant and/or Exploding.

  53. kerry November 18, 2010 at 3:06 am

    grass widow and wild flag plzzzzzzz

  54. Sarah Utter November 18, 2010 at 4:07 am

    ha ha everett! i’ve always been a Mocker.. playing bass in a band called Western Hymn. come visit oly and we can play Mystery 45 again!

  55. Hannah November 18, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Son Skull. There’s no one else like Mary.

  56. MATT CREEN November 18, 2010 at 5:40 am


  57. Christina November 18, 2010 at 6:04 am

    WEIRD T.V.

  58. Sheena November 18, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Miss the Occupier and Peter Parker – Roz rocks! X

  59. Mikey Hotsuace November 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

    HUMANBEAST (Providence, RI) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LitEsUAvwGg&feature=player_embedded

    BLOOD HUFF (Providence, RI) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB-5-sI50jQ

    SUPERIOR HUMAN VOMIT (Providence, RI) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KehxnfpPPQU

    CAVE GIRLS (Providence, RI)

    BLISTER PACK (Worcester, MA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FouWeTe_0V8

    WHORE PAINT (Providence, RI) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZxN8Y79bw8

  60. Shaina November 18, 2010 at 9:07 am


  61. Jujubelle November 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

    The Konki Duet

  62. m.o.d. November 18, 2010 at 9:53 am

    here’s a better version of our song if you want to do a switcheroo.

  63. Everett True November 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

    changed, thanks.

  64. taggylee November 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

    grass widow!

  65. o November 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Son Skull

  66. Tina November 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm


  67. Ethan November 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm


  68. abbysblondfro November 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    mermaid riot!!!

  69. lladyjane November 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    ya! Son Skull- Mermaid riot ROCKS!

  70. Joey Casio November 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm


  71. sarah williams November 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    weird tv// lizet is foxy and a good mom

  72. anna November 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    brilliant colors, EFFI BRIEST, dumdum girls, lower dens

  73. Everett True November 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Anna, these are all cool bands – and bands that have already been featured on this very site – but we’re voting on the 21 featured here. xx

  74. saralibrarian November 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    ghost mom (portland, or)
    broken water (olympia, wa)
    cat fancy! (portland, or)
    shannon and the clams (oakland, ca?)
    monster women (eureka, ca?)

  75. saralibrarian November 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    but for the ones here: weird tv!

  76. john root November 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Woah Monster Women, cool! I remember them.

  77. jason krough November 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I love Morgan and the Organ Donors

  78. TNT November 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Weird TV

    *Explode Into Colors IS NOT A BAND anymore. They got plenty of hype when they were still around. Please hype bands that could use the publicity.

  79. Buck November 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love Morgan and the Organ Donors! And sniffing glue. And my puppy.

  80. Matthew Anderson November 18, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    To pit Sara Pete of Morgan and the organ donors versus Mary of Sun Skull in a vocal or soulful contest, is the equivalent of Mothra and Godzilla — Who do you wish for?

    These are the forces that determine my fate – I love them both: (colon:)
    P.S. Please don’t kill me —

    I vote for both!!

    signed, Matthew Edward Anderson

  81. Devin True November 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Morgan & The Organ Donors

  82. Kelly Hogan November 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Morgan and the Organ Donors Made me Love Rock and roll again in a Dead Moon way!!!!!

  83. Peter D Connelly November 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Morgan and the Organ Donors RULES!!! The Sonics? Seeds? Love? FUCK THAT SHIT–listen to the M.O.D.’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. kim ramsauer November 18, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    morgan and the organ donors and weird tv please

  85. wade November 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Morgan and the organ donors and S Skull!!!! I Vote for them!!!!!!!!!

  86. Peach November 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    You forgot Slöa Knivar from Sweden

  87. Layla November 19, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I agree with all the weird TV/son skull and would ad las senoras from spain: all girl, sorta like girls in the garage version of some old LA punk band, SO GOOD their 7″ is the best

  88. Molly Zuckerman-Hartung November 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Morgan and the Organ Donors and Hollie McNish

  89. 66siiic November 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    WAAAAY better version of WTV video.
    Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEppv2LMPwE


  90. Mary November 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    weird TV

  91. RubyTrue November 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Weird TV & Son Skull! Bands full of babes.

  92. Ralph November 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Weird tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 20 kinds of awesome!

  93. josh bomb November 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm


  94. Mikey Hotsauce November 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Weird TV!!

  95. CaryDane November 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Definitely P.S. Eliot!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67rexdjRDqo

  96. stephy November 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Mensch, La Chatte, Konki Duet, french selection rule!

  97. jen millis December 10, 2010 at 6:39 am

    sonskull forever!!!

  98. Brenna December 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Cream always always rises to the top! Dig the Vivs. I was the only one singing to them at pitchfork in Chicago last year. Vivian girls are tres femme.

  99. sma December 16, 2010 at 1:01 am

    woolf!! isn’t that irene from lesbo pig?

  100. Leigh December 20, 2010 at 11:41 am

    TROPHY WIFE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhq00r–WB8

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