Weekend Preparation: Tiger Bell

To Sweden once more, which is using its not all that substantial population to turn out one winning sound after another. Is it law there that you have to spend a couple years playing in a band, kind of like military service in Israel? Regardless of the crowded musical landscape, of course, something designated “cheerleader-punk” will always stand out.

Tiger Bell’s name echoes that of another legendary girl punk outfit, Le Tigre, and I’d say they earn the homage. The songs on their Slaughter Daughter EP, out in North America this month, are hard-driving, head-banging, paint-peeling jams. Get acquainted with the blistering, minute-long “Na Na Na” below, and stream the entire release on Soundcloud.

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