As they prepare for the release of their sophomore full-length Capture The Flag on April 13th, Baltimore’s War On Women have premiered the album’s first single “YDTMHTL” - a riotous anthem featuring Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, etc.).
Much more than a collection of songs or sonic experiment, Capture The Flag is a call to action that cannot be ignored. Ceding the gang vocals that peppered their debut album, War On Women opted to cultivate the singular voices of women who have devoted their lives to riling against the powers that be. With hundreds of shows and years of activism behind them, Capture The Flag finds War On Women more dogged than ever. The band’s sophomore effort delves into injustices at both the macro and micro levels. Religious subjugation, gun violence, armchair activists, gender orgasm gap, female genital mutilation, the fetishization of motherhood, and toxic relationships—no breed of oppression defies War On Women’s purview. Recorded with J Robbins in Magpie Cage Recording Studio, Capture The Flag finds the band in their sonic wheelhouse, wedged somewhere between rebellious and rousing.
War On Women are neither a crew of young bucks nor a contagion of seasoned legends. They don’t fit neatly into metalloid machismo or hulking hardcore tropes. They have nothing to prove, and there’s nothing more delightfully dangerous than that.
April 7 Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge
April 13 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
April 14 Lancaster, PA @ Launch Music Conference & Festival
April 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
April 20 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
April 21 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *Record Release Show*
May 18 Montreal, QC @ Pouzza Fest