White Lung It's the Evil

White Lung It's the Evil
It's The Evil is every bit the full-length debut followers have been anticipating from White Lung. Finally, after personnel conflicts and changes, releasing three impressively searing seven-inch singles and bursting through Vancouver, BC's weird punk scene to embark upon their first tour, they went back to the studio and successfully captured the nerve and fury that fuelled the momentum they'd found themselves riding. Singer Mish Way is the super-smart, totally confident '90s riot-grrrl heroine that's so sorely missed in current music, and her vicious vocals, whether wailing in "Viva la Rat" or dryly straightforward in "Sleep Creep," are the real foundation of the band's breakneck, dirty punk. You can sometimes hear it all in one go, such as on standout track "Wild Failure": the '80s West coast snarl, the '70s UK post-punk oddities, the hardcore guts and that distinct, gritty, indie '90s punch. White Lung pack a lot into It's The Evil, forming something visceral and extreme that isn't willing to relent. (Deranged)