Back in 2016, Vice’s music site Noisey called local feminist hardcore band War On Women the “Only Band That Matters During This Election.” The blistering anthems on the group’s 2015 self-titled debut album, touching on reproductive rights, feminism, sexism and so much more, continued to find new audiences as Trump’s candidacy rose and the band bounced around the U.S. as part of the Vans Warped Tour.
Along the way, members tried to create safe spaces for female attendees and call out misogyny.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, as the country as a whole examines sexual misconduct and harassment, the music of War On Women is even more pertinent. Come April 13, we’ll have more of it. The band is releasing its second album, “Capture the Flag,” on Bridge Nine Records, and a press release from the label promises songs that discuss “religious subjugation, gun violence, armchair activists, gender orgasm gap, female genital mutilation, the fetishization of motherhood, and toxic relationships.”
The band is scheduled to play an album release show at Ottobar on April 21. It is not to be missed.