Friday, April 16, 2021

Carsie Blanton - "Shit List"

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Carsie Blanton has six studio albums and three EPs to her credit, and somehow we're just discovering her now. According to her website, she "... writes anthems for world saving." Her latest single definitely fits that. "Shit List" rallies against Nazis, mass deportation, keeping women in the kitchen, and people who "want a medal just for being a white boy." It's a heavy song, but Blanton makes the song truly fun. Seriously, "Shit List" is an absolute blast. I can't think of another "anti-fascist anthem" that is a party in a song. It's based in folk and pop punk, but it also has some very serious Elvis Costello and The Attractions vibes. (Side note, I wrote that before I realized the song includes Pete Thomas of the Attractions on drums!) If you want your anti-fascist anthems wrapped up in a party, Carsie Blanton is the right choice for you!

You can watch the video for "Shit List" below. Love & Rage is due out April 30. You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. For more on Carsie Blanton, check out the artist's website.

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