Community Records is pleased to offer Austin TX band Mean Girls’ second full-length Is This Me Forever?. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Raine continues the jangling guitar and confessional lyricism shown before on Squirm (Close Quarters Coalition) with a fuller production that offers more of bandmates Morgan and Marcos’ rhythmic impact. For this, Is This Me Forever? is packed with catchy, chaotic indie punk/emo/post-hardcore anthems and candid solo overtures with incisive, contemporary rhetoric throughout that’s likely to bring almost any listener into a common space with Raine – an intersectional existentialism and critique expressed in such powerfully played and worded ways that any track could be someone you know’s new theme song. If you’ve wondered what lies in the emotional and energetic middle ground between Dischord’s Revolution Summer and contemporary alt rock fun on Topshelf Records or Exploding in Sound, Mean Girls’ Is This Me Forever? is here to be as warm and energetic or sad and lonely as you make it.
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