Bully – Feels Like [album review]

by Woody on June 22, 2015

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While I may be a 45 y/o married father of three, sometimes I like to connect with my inner twenty-something feminine side. To be honest, I didn’t know I had one up until a month ago when Bully’s debut LP entered into my world. Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, Feels Like travels at warp speed for 30 minutes as she recants all the insecurities of growing up.

Much like Hop Along’s Painted Shut, Feels Like benefits greatly from its lack of over-production. Bognanno’s internship at legendary Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago certainly didn’t hurt in that regard.

Bognanno may be the star here but just like Messi, she needs to get the ball to make the magic happen. Stewart Copeland, Clayton Parker and Reece Lazarus make quite the racket as the band careens around sounding like Corin Tucker fronting Superchunk.

One of major misses at SXSW was missing Bully. Thankfully they are going to be at Pitchfork on Saturday at 1:55. Same day as Ex Hex and Sleater-Kinney. Holy rocking females Batman!!!!

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