Making your mark with an album titled No Regerts (2013) should tell you all you need to know about a band’s sense of humour, but it belied Chastity Belt’s thoughtfulness as well. This album, self-titled and recorded after a break, feels newly sincere and self-assured.
While the band’s irony previously never felt detached, Chastity Belt comes off like post-punk via late-night DNMs. That ability to invite the listener into a shared private joke, through whatever form, has always been Chastity Belt’s greatest strength, and especially so on their return.
Chastity Belt is out now via Hardly Art.
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