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PAPER + PLASTICK RECORDS TO RELEASE ARE YOU WITH THE BAND?

Curated By Lauren Denitzio of The Measure Featuring Female Fronted Bands and Artists
All Proceeds To Be Donated To Planned Parenthood



 

ARE YOU WITH THE BAND?
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The impact of women such as Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Donita Sparks, and Kathleen Hanna on modern music is undeniable and can be felt decades after they first broke onto the scene. The ability of these women to challenge societal norms and not only cross, but smash gender boundaries in music rewrote the rock “˜n roll history books, and have inspired generations of women to pick up a microphone or instrument and do what they love to do. So why, nearly thirty years later, are women still queried Are you with the band?” Curated by  Lauren Denitzio, former vocalist/guitarist of New Brunswick pop-punk bandThe Measure ,  Paper + Plastick Records is proud to release the all female-fronted pop-punk compilation  Are You With The Band? on  October 4th. Available digitally and on 12″ vinyl, the 17 tracks will be accompanied by a large full-color booklet with artwork done for each band by other women in the scene. All proceeds from the sale of the compilation will be donated to  Planned Parenthood.

The title comes from the still, unfortunately, common situation of women being asked if they’re IN the band or WITH the band when trying to load in for shows,” explains Denitzio. Being the only woman in the band, I still get asked this sometimes, whereas the other guys hardly get asked that, if at all. It’s assumed you must be the roadie or merch girl or girlfriend or something, which is incredibly frustrating.” Having spent nearly six years in a touring band, Denitzio has played with and befriended a number of female-fronted bands, but still receives the same baffling statements. I still get comments on a regular basis about how cool it is to see a girl singing and we still get compared to the same two or three groups solely because they have female vocals, not because our music or my voice sound anything like them.” With the release of  Are You With The Band?, it is Denitzio’s goal to expose the pop-punk world to a small number of female-fronted bands and artists in the hopes that fans will go out and discover others.

A dozen of the seventeen tracks on  Are You With The Band? are previously unreleased, and feature a diverse line up, from pop-punk (The Measure ,  Slingshot Dakota, No More) to indie rock (P.S. Eliot, Noun) to straight up punk rock (Dead Dog, Shellshag). Though the bands may cross multiple genres, Denitzio surmises We are women who play music, put out records, put on shows, make flyers and zines, create cover art, and support our scenes. We are far from alone anymore and this LP is meant to celebrate that.”

 

ARE YOU WITH THE BAND?
Track Listing
SIDE A
1. Aye Nako ““ Bent Out Of Shape *
2. Cheeky ““ Two Face
3. Black Rainbow ““ Make Amends *
4. Dead Dog ““ Couch *
5. Sourpatch ““ Things You Say *
6. Little Lungs ““ Things Fall Apart
7. Slingshot Dakota ““ Michael Jordan Saved My Life
8. The Measure ““ Stop Calling *
9. The New Dress ““ Hey Kid *
SIDE B
1. No More ““ Flatland *
2. Noun ““ TV Shows *
3. The Two Funerals ““ Too Late *
4. Shellshag ““ Crybaby *
5. The Homewreckers ““ Uncontrolable Decay *
6. P.S. Eliot ““ Entendre *
7. WITCHES ““ Grey
8. Full of Fancy ““ The Needle and the Damage Done *
*un-released recording

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