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Album Review: Grass Widow - Past Time

Album Review: Grass Widow - Past Time

Monday 6th December, 2010 9:45AM

A grass widow is a woman who's divorced or separated, or a one who's an abandoned mistress. There's a melancholy there in modern life, in which these sorts of circumstances are all too common where infidelity rules and half of all marriages don't last. It provides appropriate spark for a punk-leaning pop girl group - Grass Widow - who've been picked up by indie giant Kill Rock Stars, and who've released Past Time as a three-piece performing tracks reminiscent of heritage provided by Sleater Kinney and the now sadly-defunct LA DIY art-punks and No Age pals, Mika Miko. Along with the resurgent post punk aesthetic being bandied about by the likes of the excellent Vivian Girls and the Captured Tracks stable, Grass Widow provide a slight sense of refrain, leaning back into the armchair of melody and refrain rather than that pushing the boundaries of their reverb-saturated and noise-oriented peers. 

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