White Lung Tear Body Image a New One on 'Snake Jaw'

The Vancouver band's 'Deep Fantasy' track is noise-punk salvo in "fucked up" battle

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White Lung, ready to fight the good fight Photo by Piper Ferguson
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John Surico

White Lung's fearsome racket carries with it a potent personal perspective. That stays true on "Snake Jaw," from the Vancouver punks' upcoming album Deep Fantasy. The follow-up to 2012's unapologetic Sorry is due out on June 17 via Domino Records, which will release the appropriately named "Drown with the Monster" seven-inch on April 29 (pre-order it here). "'Snake Jaw' is about the fact that women — myself included — still struggle so much with the idea of what we're supposed to be and what we're supposed to look like, and how that pertains to our sexuality, our power, our attractiveness, and even our intelligence," White Lung leader Mish Way told Rookie, which premiered the track. "It's that battle we're constantly fighting. We live in a country where women go to bed hungry, not because they don't have anything to eat, but because they're worried about getting fat. That is fucked up."

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