Company Calls is on to something big.
As you can see from the lack of a bass guitar, Sleater-Kinney is clearly one of their influences. And it's easy to find both Bikini Kill and Le Tigre-era Kathleen Hannah in there as well. The DC-based band revels in riot grrl and, to a much lesser extent, pop-punk.The hook-y riffs bring to mind other '90s queens of rock: Kim Deal and that dog.
Company Calls softens the edges of their '90s counterparts, but that doesn't mean they've dialed down the intensity or power at all.
I'm looking forward to seeing where Company Calls goes. Right now, they're sticking pretty close to their source material. But go back and listen to the first Two Cow Garage album -- it all sounds like Old 97s with a little distortion. But you knew they were going to blast off once they found their stride.
That's how I feel about Company Calls. Get some of their cheap-as-free music over at Soundcloud (there's more than what I embedded here.)
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