Punk music is better live and that’s a fact. In that spirit, Grimy Goods favorites, Egg Drop Soup are about to drop a four-track EP recorded live at Golden Beat Recording Studio. It is rough around the edges, complete with questionable vocals and feedback—both from the monitors and the audience. Listen to it exclusively below and check them out at their residency at Bigfoot Lodge East tomorrow or any of the following Thursdays in December.
It’s not so hard to believe that the name of this nascent punk group is a euphemism for menstruation. Their band is two-thirds women, after all. Femininity is at the heart of the band, both in spirit and in practice; they released their first video as a battlecry against “people pleasing,” a phenomenon that plagues women. But feminism is about equality, and lead singer Samantha Westervelt acknowledges that some men face the same pressures, especially ones who do not fit into traditionally masculine roles.
The other obvious feminist track on their new release is “PMS.” It’s not as cut-and-dry as you may think either; aside from the audible irritability and fatigue of the music, there is a crisis of identity. Westervelt gives a more in depth explanation:
Egg Drop Soup will be playing every Thursday in December at Bigfoot Lodge East; this week they will be supported by DZR. The following weeks will include Lou Weed and SLAM PIECE. Find more info here.