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New Wooman: “Still Inside”

The throwback vibes of earlier Wooman songs have receded with “Still Inside,” the post-CUZ ME PAIN band project of several prominent names in the Tokyo indie scene. The fuzz remains, but rather than an Ariel-Pink-ish (or Hotel Mexico-like) shambling, “Still Inside” finds the group hollering off in the distance, the verses and hook practically shouted over the driving guitar. Considering how much of CUZ ME PAIN — and even Wooman songs from just last year — sounded like they were hiding in the shadows, hearing them suddenly get loud and emotional is quite the change-up. It’s still cloaked in a layer of distortion, but this is them showing a new ambition to rise up to the surface. Listen above.