Saturday Fun Fun Fun Fest Album Reviews

Speedy Ortiz

Foil Deer (Carpark)

Saturday Fun Fun Fun Fest Album Reviews

Massachusetts outfit Speedy Ortiz's sophomore album is a biting, brooding affair: a Nineties feminist soundscape stippled with dissonance often verging on sinister, and wielding brainy guitar lines and lyrics. The tracks on Foil Deer thus hover between vulnerable and aggressive. "My Dead Girl" recounts a group of men converging on frontwoman Sadie Dupuis' pulled-over car in the dark summer she wrote the LP, while "Raising the Skate" asserts, "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss." Her honeyed delivery is gentle in the vein of Helium's Mary Timony, but her words are unapologetically courageous. (2:20pm, Orange stage)

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