Last year, New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females released the Steve Albini-produced Ugly, an album I love completely and without reservation. Next month, they’ll follow it up with a cassette-only release called Chalk Tape, because they’re punks and all. “Poison Arrow,” the first Chalk Tape track we’ve heard, is a rickety pound of a song — not as ecstatically badass as so many of those Ugly tracks, but tough and terse and wiry. Download it below.
Chalk Tape is out 2/10 on Don Giovanni.