Potty Mouth (North Hampton, MA)

Potty Mouth (North Hampton, MA)

 

Potty Mouth (North Hampton, Mass.)

Post Punk

When Potty Mouth launched two years ago, bassist Ally Einbinder and drummer Victoria Mandanas provided a seasoned rhythm section, but guitarists Abby Weems and Phoebe Harris had never played before and learned on the fly. That is some true kamikaze Punk shit, a WTF ethic that translates to the swaggering naivete of the band’s catalog to date, from the Pylon/B-52’s dissonant melodicism of their 2011 six-song EP Sun Damage to the slightly less abrasive but no less intense sonic assault of their freshly released full-length debut, Hell Bent. Even with the slight upturn in their Pop sensibilities, it’s quite clear that Potty Mouth has little interest in becoming the all-girl Blink-182, they just want to sweeten their approach by doing what they already do pretty damn well just a little bit better. Set your phaser to mosh … it’s Potty time.

YDIIYD: The Slits play the Jets and Bikini Kill plays the Sharks in the Punk version of West Side Story. (BB)