Rising feminist punk outfit War on Women are gearing up to release their sophomore album, Capture the Flag, on April 13th via Bridge Nine. Much like 2015's incendiary, eponymous debut, the new album — which they cut with Jawbox mastermind and area legend J Robbins — acts as an ear-splitting extension of the band's staunch feminist ideals. Rather than include the usual gang vocals, the band say they chose to "cultivate the singular voices of women who have devoted their lives to riling against the powers that be."
One of those voices belongs to riot-grrrl icon Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, Julie Ruin), who gives a screaming assist on the roiling "YDTMHTL" (short for "You don't tell me how to live"), a track penned in opposition of cat-callers, slut-shamers, politicians, and worst and most insidiously of all, garden-variety misogynists.
Capture the Flag preorders are live now at this location, including an "workbook" edition featuring lyric sheet and song dissections, relevant quotes, a reading list, and more.