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BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT
Mother Of My Children
(Saddle Creek)

On “Soft Stud,” Black Belt Eagle Scout—aka Katherine Paul or KP—softly admits, “I know you’re taken,” before crescendoing into sweet howls of, “need you, want you” over a killer guitar riff. The self-proclaimed “radical indigenous queer feminist” does this often on her debut, switching between riot grrrl and Earth mother, her vulnerability always on full display. “Indians Never Die” is a percussive meditation on environmental degradation, while the distortion-heavy “Just Lie Down” is about letting go of grief, and the relief that follows. Of course, by then you’ll be totally hooked on Black Belt Eagle Scout. (4/5)

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By Shannon Carlin
Mother Of My Children was released September 14, 2018
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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