Stream Haircut Shutting Down EP
A couple of months ago, I saw the central Virginia punk band Haircut open for Sheer Mag and pretty much blow the out-of-town band off the stage. Haircut — formed in Charlottesville and currently based in Richmond — play punk rock with a wiry, feverish urgency, keeping their songs short and their tempos fast. Frontwoman Juliana — no last name given — sings in both English and Spanish, and she sounds both fierce and conversational at the same time. After releasing a promo tape earlier in the year, the band just came out with Shutting Down, their first proper EP, and you can stream it below.