Chastity Belt. Need I say more? Perhaps I should as the context with which this term is used is rather important. If you’re already a fan of these Seattle post- punkers, than it would come as no surprise if I told you their latest single, Different Now is dope! Since they burst onto the scene back in 2013, Chastity Belt have maintained their reputation as a band that exhibits scrupulous musicianship through the cohesive sound they have developed over the last 4 years.
The second time I listened to Different Now (which was less than 5 minutes after I heard it for the first time), I thought, “this would make for a really nice instrumental” due to the fluid groove that CB set in motion in the intro. But the lyrics lend some really raw emotion to the song, helping build momentum for a climactic finish which will have you screaming “yea its different now!” The video is pretty cool too as the band lug their gear to a pretty miserable beach (that I assume is somewhere in Washington) to rock out on the shore and dance around a campfire.
I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone will mark Chastity Belt’s 3rd full length album and is set for release on the 2nd of June.