L7 recently released Scatter the Rats, the band’s first album in 20 years, and now the grunge powerhouse hits The Fillmore Silver Spring for a show on Tuesday, May 28.
Scatter the Rats marked the seventh studio album for Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner (vocals and guitar), along with Jennifer Finch (bass) and Dee Plakas (drums). Working with producers Norm Block (Jenny Lee, Paper Cranes, Plexi) and Nick Launay (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), L7 recorded Scatter the Rats at Happy Ending Studios, and Sunset Sound in L.A., instilling each track with a kinetic vitality.
The new collection embodies everything that made the band so iconic in the first place — the distortion-heavy riffs and headbanging rhythms, sludgy grooves and indelible melodies. Harnessing their revolutionary spirit and boundless energy, L7 achieve a direct transmission of raw feeling, often spiked with biting commentary on the chaos of the world today.
“We’re not rocket science, we’re rock and roll,” Donita said. “So if you want to rock, come on back to L7.”
Watch the official music video for “Burn Baby” by L7 on YouTube:
“The members of L7 clearly haven’t lost any of their snarling grunge spirit in the two decades since they last put out a new record, and the lead single ‘Burn Baby’ would sound right at home on their 1992 breakout album Bricks Are Heavy,” said Paste Magazine.
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