Baltimore hardcore band Sharptooth have announced their signing to Pure Noise Records and along with it, their debut album Clever Girl which is slated to drop on October 27th. Today, the socially conscious and politically charged band has released the records title track.
The title track “Clever Girl” introduces the album with thrashed-up hardcore grit, punishing breakdowns, and a walloping chant. Nodding to a famous line by cocky hunter Muldoon before raptors consume him in the original Jurassic Park, it speaks to an important theme.
“”Clever Girl” the track is all about aggressively fighting back against the hands that chain us,” says vocalist Lauren Kashan. “It’s about “biting back” against oppression of all forms, be that by people in your life, in your society, or systemic forms of oppression like sexism, racism and bigotry. The song was inspired by an argument I had with a guy who tried to tell me and a bunch of other women (many of us survivors of sexual assault) about how WE should feel about sexual violence. And all I could think in that moment was SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP because this person had absolutely no right to speak on the subject, let alone talk down to us. I think anyone can relate to the experience of having someone who has no idea what they’re talking about, either trying to talk down to you or control you. This is a call to arms for any and all marginalized people for our voices to be heard and for everyone else to take this time to simply listen.”
CD/Vinyl/Merch: http://smarturl.it/Sharptooth iTunes: http://geni.us/STCG?app=itunes Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6R5GQvYQr67s9YIjIJ5nnv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharptoothMD/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharptoothmd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharptoothmd/ “Clever Girl” Lyrics I’m through with trying to be nice, I’ve had to say it once or twice I told you that we needed allies, That we do not want white knights.