December 31, 2011
Women. Calgary, 2008-2010
Internet says maybe they broke up. Maybe.
OK fine. Break up if you want. But please PLEASE PLEASE!!! make at least one more album.
When Namers, Bleeders, and Sinners saw WOMEN live in Montreal in 2009 in support of their first album WOMEN we arrived so early no one else was there. The bass player was talking to a girl on the street. The bar wasn't even open. So we walked around the neighbournood 'till the bar opened and then we sat drinking 'till the opening bands played. We got tipsy on cheap, lousy Quebec beer. We were early enough for the soundcheck. When the openers began playing we moved to the front of the stage and endured the opening groups in that tiny bar, and then...
Best band on the face of the earth.
Then in the summer of 2010 we downloaded Public Strain, smoked a lot of grass, and started listening. "Is it just me," we made Matthew ask his/our girlfriend, "or is this amazing?"
It wasn't just us. That record is spectacular. In a St. John's, Newfoundland record store that winter we found a copy of Public Strain on vinyl. "Have you heard that record?" an employee at the store asked us as Bleeders picked it up to admire the art.
"Yeah. It's great."
He nodded and smiled. We smiled back. We all knew the secret: BEST BAND ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
Marathon listening sessions (to Women and Public Strain) cemented a place in my heart for their music. Truly one of the best young bands of our time. Sorely missed. -Deerhunter's Moses Archuleta
Public Strain (2010)