Punk is more than forty years old, and it often seems like every nook and cranny of the genre has been discovered and colonized. Yet once in a while, a band comes along that embodies everything that made the genre significant and inspiring in the first place, one whose raw and impassioned performances and effusive energy cut straight to the seething adolescent psyche in all of us. Right now, Future Single Mom is one of those bands. The act's use of keyboards, as well as its tendency to incorporate no wave's disregard for conventional melodies, sets it apart from its putative peers.
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