Massachusetts post-punk trio Potty Mouth have released a self-titled EP, and the ladies are hitting DC9 on Friday, Feb. 26 as part of their tour to support it.
The band’s new songs are catchy guitar pop that build upon its debut album Hell Bent. With the clever “Cherry Picking,” vocalist Abby Weems sings of reaching for the best of the best while a spoken word refrain gives the track some savoir-faire.
Watch the official music video for “Cherry Picking” by Potty Mouth on YouTube (the empowering video is an answer to the video for “I Want You Around” by The Ramones!):
Critics say Potty Mouth, named after an album by riot grrl band Bratmobile, have added post-grunge bands like Veruca Salt to their influences, and you can hear that loud and clear in the single “Creeper Weed,” a song about accepting yourself, which is accompanied by a video featuring a skateboarding wicked witch.
Watch the official music video for “Creeper Weed” by Potty Mouth on YouTube:
The last time I saw Potty Mouth, also at DC9, they were a quartet! In dropping a member, they seem leaner and sound cleaner.
“On stage, Potty Mouth radiate laidback confidence—they are comfortable performing and they clearly enjoy what they do,” I said of Abby, bassist Ally Einbinder, and drummer Victoria Mandanas while writing of their last visit in January 2014 for We Love DC.
Newtown-Conn.-based rock quartet Stove and DC-area post-punks Bleary Eyed open for Potty Mouth. Tickets are available online.