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Little Claw

Spit and Squalor in the Snow

(Ecstatic Yod; US: ; UK: Import)

Originally released in 2007, the sophomore album from Portland-by-way-of-Michigan feminine noise punkers Little Claw is one of the true hidden gems in the catalog of Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! label. This excellent sounding reissue comes courtesy of veteran tastemaker Byron Coley’s cheekily-named subsidiary imprint to his Bull Tongue co-columnist’s label that he runs out of his retail store in Florence, Massachusetts. Now is your chance to finally get hip to Kilynn Lunsford and co.’s caustic, frenzied collection of riot grrrl throwbacks, which sound like what Sonic Youth could have manifested into had Kathleen Hanna truly hijacked the band from Kim Gordon after the video shoot for “Bull in the Heather”.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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