The Trans Punk Rockers Of G.L.O.S.S. Want Queers To Fight Back

"When peace is just another word for death, it’s our turn to give violence a chance!"

By Eric Shorey

LGBT people in America have had a painful week -- at least one queer band is giving us the motivation to fight back against our oppressors. Hardcore punk band G.L.O.S.S. (stands for: Girls Living Outside Society's Sh*t) have just released a new EP, titled Trans Day of Revenge, filled with the fury of trans women scorned. 

Hailing from Olympia, Washington, the ladies of G.L.O.S.S. have created a short five track ode to the power of revolutionary violence, and the well-timed release is providing a much needed catharsis for many in the queer community.

While much of the reaction to the Orlando shootings have been focused on uniting as a force of love, the trans women of G.L.O.S.S. offer an alternative: get angry. "When peace is just another word for death, it’s our turn to give violence a chance," howls lead singer Sadie on the extended play's first track. “Chicks with dicks kill from the heart, untamed women, scarred by men, we break the cycle with revenge," she later yells.

"Punk was this space [where] I could wear tight clothes and nail polish. I spent most of those years in the back of the room, but I was always listening, always feeling," said lead singer Sadie to Bitch Media last year, reflecting on her history with her genre of choice. "White boys still dominate the punk scene, but they actively try to use their privileges to create space for other voices.”

This latest EP comes after last year’s debut demo 7” and is being released through Total Negativity and Nervous Nelly in the US and through Sabotage in Europe.

Stream the album via Bandcamp, below!

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