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Wimps are Anything But on New Power-Pop Inflected 'Super Me' EP

Stream the new cassette now in full, and catch them at a gig near you.

by Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta
Aug 4 2015, 3:31pm

photo by Victoria Holt

On their new Super Me EP, Seattle trio Wimps channels all of the soul-crushing minutiae of our everyday lives into deceptively sad, yet infectious punk rock. Something as pedestrian as eating leftovers for dinner, for example, becomes an introspective take on antisocial behavior. In their music, the band creates a juxtaposition of theme and melody, with cynical lyrics at odds with stripped-down, high energy rock n’ roll. Lead singer/guitarist Rachel Ratner tells the listener “I’m fine,” over and over again, but you’re too busy pogoing and thrashing around to properly sympathize with her, and maybe that’s the point. With call-and-response vocals from bassist Matt Nyce and further rhythmic support from drummer Dave Ramm, Wimps are a throwback punk outfit that is equal parts method and madness.

Stream the EP and check out Wimps tour dates below.

08/08 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon - Pizza Fest w/ Nobunny, White Mystery
08/09 Portland, OR @ SMMR BMMR w/ White Mystery, Guantanamo Baywatch, Charles Albright, Pony Time
08/10 Somewhere between Portland and Sacramento
08/11 Sacramento, CA @ The Colony w/ Pony Time
08/12 Oakland, CA @ Vinyl Bar w/ Pony Time
08/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra w/ Pony Time, Upset
08/14 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Pony Time, Male Gaze, OVVN
08/15 Eureka, CA @ Shanty Tavern w/ Monster Women
08/27 Seattle, WA @ Olympic Sculpture Park at Seattle Art Museum w/ Pony Time
08/28 Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar w/ Pony Time
08/29 Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse w/ Pony Time