Mannequin Pussy have followed the great "Control" with the second single/title track off their anticipated new EP Perfect (due 5/21 via Epitaph). This one's a fast-paced, hardcore-tinged punk ripper that's a little more in-your-face than Mannequin Pussy's music usually is, and it's awesome. Vocalist/guitarist Missy says:

Last year, I found myself spending more time on my phone than I ever had in my life. Physically separate from other people, I spent hours of time watching other humans perform on my rectangle. I realized that through years of social media training, many of us have grown this deep desire to manicure our lives to look as perfect, as aspirational as possible. We want to put ourselves out there, share our lives, our stories, our day to day - and these images and videos all shout the same thing: ‘Please look at me, please tell me I’m so perfect.’ It’s simultaneously a declaration of our confidence but edged with the desperation that seeks validation from others.

Listen and watch the video...

--

18 Essential Early 2000s Melodic Punk & Hardcore Albums