We love Grass Widow. Not only because they are good friends of ours and played in the Editor’s living room in an old permutation of this line-up in a band called Shitstorm. But because THEY ARE SO FUCKING GOOD! And they look good doing it. And they are good people too. WTF! Also … Hannah Lew (in the band) Directed their new video which is AMAZING! and HILARIOUS! and SO FUNNY! Watch it. It came out today. Be sure to get Issue #4 of Tom Tom which will feature an interview with their drummer Lily!!
And their second full-length, Past Time, is out today on Kill Rock Stars, making this particular Chocolate Grinder post utterly relevant.
“We want to thrive in our scene as musicians, with a focus on our musicianship first, not our gender. Our goal is to normalize the role of gender in our craft and have an avenue to express our intelligence and our love of music. We acknowledge that movements of the past created by or affecting women in the art and music worlds are hugely influential, but there is potential for the original sentiments to lose potency if the meaning is misinterpreted or not redesigned for a modern context. Even the riot grrl movement is kind of antiquated. You never really hear people talk about that ‘new riot grrl’ band. We owe a great deal to that lineage but it’s time for something new. We want to be portrayed as the responsible, thoughtful people that we are.” – Grass Widow