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Public Strain

Release Date: 2010-09-28
Catalog No: JAG152
Label: Jagjaguwar

On their debut self-titled album, Women embraced sonic brashness that deeper examination revealed to be tinted with sly pop melody. With their second album "Public Strain", the band has honed a sound truthful to that reverb drenched noise while allowing the pop sensibilities to surface into clearer focus. This exact balance of delicate and dense is a pervasive thread throughout the album, reflecting the contradiction of the band's environment buried in urban sprawl framed by prairie landscape. Whether twisting through the urgent krautrock of "Locust Valley", an exercise of harmony through simplicity, or climaxing with the bittersweet melody of "Eyesore", the album somehow builds luminous contrast out of a palette of grays.
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(Clear Vinyl)

Limited edition bundles

1. Women’s Rarities 2007-2010 available on limited vinyl
2. Women’s Public Strain available on limited Clear vinyl
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