You don’t have to speak Spanish to know Mujer Moderna is the next feminist anthem you won't be able to stop singing.
FEA is the side project band of Girl in A Coma's Phanie Diaz and Jenn Alva. Lead vocalist Letty Martinez and guitarist Aaron Magana join together to create a melodic brand of "riot grrrl Chicana punk." The members of the band rock hard, but preach harder. Using the same finesse of taking the insult of the term "fea" and turning it into an anagram for 'Fuck 'em all,' they turn the tables on slut-shaming and rape culture.
The song includes lyrics like "So what if her shirt is low-cut and her jeans are tight. Tell me why do you think that it's alright when she puts up a fight." and "She’s walking home after having a few drinks it must have been her fault. It’s so sad it’s too bad that you’re a man and you can’t control it. She wasn't asking for it." FEA borrows from anti-rape protest lines to turn them into a head-banging anthem you can skank to. The Robert Rodriguez-esque music video directed by bassist Jenn Alva coats the scene in social commentary, putting the spotlight on creepy club culture — such as groping girls on the dance floor, and drugging drinks, etc. Mujer Moderna is magnifico, 'nuff said.
FEA's limited edition Zine Ep 7 is out now on Blackheart records. Visit their site to learn more and for a chance to see the band live, check out their tour dates below:
Co-headlining tour with Kristeen Young
May 17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
May 18 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
May 19 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
May 20 Phoenix, AZ @ Chopper Johns
May 21 Tucson, AZ @ Sky Bar
May 22 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Supporting Against Me!
June 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
June 18 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
June 19 Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 21 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
June 22 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
June 23 London, ON @ London Music Hall
June 25 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
June 26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
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Courtney Bissonette is a New York based writer and improv comedienne. She writes primarily about movies, pop cultures and feminist heroes. She gets along best with old people. She has seen more old movies than your grandma, probably. Salt from Salt n Pepa once took her Trick'r Treating. You can follow her on instagram at @gddamnitcourtney or twitter @courttette