L7 * Scatter The Rats

L7 * Scatter The Rats

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L7 * Scatter The Rats

748337191915

USA 2019

Media: M, LP, record, album, vinyl

Sleeve: M, factory sealed

The first L7 album in 20 years, Scatter the Rats embodies everything that made the band so iconic in the first place—the distortion-heavy riffs and headbanging rhythms, sludgy grooves and indelible melodies. And in their lyrics, L7 achieve a direct transmission of raw feeling, often spiked with biting commentary on the chaos of the world today.

• Producer Norm Block (Jenny Lee, Paper Cranes, Plexi)

• Producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

“Burn Baby” opens the album with a galvanizing reflection on letting go of old grudges for the sake of fighting a greater evil, while “Fighting the Crave” offers a slice of life on the inner push and pull of whatever one might crave. Throughout the album, L7 also examine depression (Sparks’s “Holding Pattern,” which matches its delicate melody with a disarming vulnerability), lonely hearts (Suzi Gardner’s gloriously swampy “Murky Water Café”) and codependency (the unhinged “Garbage Truck,” written by Jennif