U.S. Girls

Newsweek International - - CULTURE -

IN A POEM UN­LIM­ITED (4AD) When Don­ald Trump was elected, my­opic mu­sic fans mut­tered, “At least punk will get good again.” But the most com­pelling protest mu­sic of 2018 sounds noth­ing like the Sex Pis­tols—it’s this ut­terly trans­fix­ing, fu­ri­ously funky al­bum by U.S. Girls. Meghan Remy, the band’s cre­ative ar­chi­tect, has writ­ten jit­tery disco an­thems about do­mes­tic abuse and Barack Obama’s pro­gres­sive fail­ings (“M.A.H.”), re­sult­ing in sub­ver­sive pop aided by Toronto in­stru­men­tal col­lec­tive the Cos­mic Range. See­ing the band in con­cert, you might find your­self think­ing: This is what that new Ar­cade Fire al­bum should have sounded like.

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