It’s been an absolute joy to watch the growth and evolution of Lady Pills over the past several months. Back in March, we partied with them at our SXSW party with Berklee College of Music, then last month we watched proudly as they added a nice bit of homegrown guitar-rock fuzz to the locals-only third stage of Boston Calling.
Today, the Boston trio issue “Irrelevant”, the first single off their upcoming debut album, Despite. The LP drops July 8 on Babe City Records, was recorded by Benny Grotto, and follows-up their impressive three-song fall 2015 demo, which you should all still be listening to.
The riffy, buzzy “Irrelevant” showcases Lady Pills knack for harmony and hooks, all packaged not-so-neatly within a coat of noise and fuzz. And the song provides a proper gateway to Despite. “There are songs on the album you need to listen to before you can really get to know us as a band that have strong message,” the band writes. “This first single is like the exterior personality, whereas the other songs are interior personalities.”
Vocalist and guitarist Ella Boissonnault goes a bit deeper, adding that “Irrelevant” is “about separating yourself from someone who’s toxic in your life, and that once you discover all the powers within yourself nothing can stop you. Leave behind all the bullshit and go into the future with yourself and all that you’re capable of.”
Listen to it below, and catch Lady Pills at O’Brien’s in Allston on June 14 and then at the Plough & Stars in Cambridge on June 26. Later this summer, they head out on a United States tour with Baby City labelmates, Den-Mate