Chastity Belt’s energy is like a circuit, circling around the silly and the sincere. Tongue-in-cheek shit-shooting and existential rumination feed into each other infinitely. No doubt when a band releases a self-titled album well into their career it is meant to declare something definitive or revelatory. In Chastity Belt’s case, their upcoming album reveals itself to be a deeply personal reflection of growing up and being a part of something bigger than oneself.
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1.Ann's Jam (4:56) Slow Tempo gentle harmonics and quiet drive.
2.Elena (3:20) Sullen crooning and fuzzed-out, sour guitar riffs.
3.Effort (5:07) Repetitive chugging guitars grow hypnotic across this track
4.Rav-4 (3:39) An ethereal grace that’s a far cry from the grungey garage-pop.
5.It Takes Time (4:04) A plea for patience while utilizing a sunlit Shoegaze approach.
6.Apart (3:33) Indie grunge with acoustic guitar accompaniment
7.Half-hearted (5:25) Starts subtle but grows into an immense soundscape for the chorus.
8.Split (3:53) Mid tempo with keyboards adding texture to their characteristic fuzzed-out guitars.
9.Drown (4:06) Chiming guitars and splashy percussion.
10.Pissed Pants (4:54) Lovely track ends with screeching feedback that drowns out all unassuming instruments.