Three Imaginary Girls

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The self-titled EP from Shoplifting recuperates the riot grrl sound with a fervor all their own. Serrated vocals fray over seesawing dissonant guitars, pairing the dark weirdness of Emily's Sassy Lime with Fugazi's now-infamous discordance. The track "Raw Nails Now" has all the markings of a chase scene. It dodges through alleys and vaults over chain-link fences, sidling out from around a corner only to break across a parking lot.

The Seattle-based trio includes former members of the Chromatics, the Gossip, Stiletto, and Soiled Doves. Keep an eye on this band — this EP is hopefully just the start of something much, much bigger.