Chastity Belt & Loose Tooth release split

Chastity Belt and Loose Tooth have shared a “digital split single” today featuring new material from both acts: Chastity Belt’s A Side ‘The Process’ and Loose Tooth‘s B side ‘Lonely.’

Fifty percent of Bandcamp sales for either track will benefit Australian wildfire relief efforts, specifically the Red Cross and Country Fire Authority. Purchase here.

Additionally, Chastity Belt and Loose Tooth hit the road together for a run of North American shows starting Tuesday 4 February. See below for a full list of dates.

Of ‘The Process,’ Chastity Belt songwriter Lydia Lund explains, “The lyrics came later and are a sort of reminder of the way self-criticism can compound. When I’m in that critical state of mind, I try to suspend judgement for that current state and I find it reassuring to remember that it’s temporary – a process.”

As for ‘Lonely.’ Loose Tooth says, “We wrote ‘Lonely’ at the end of 2019. It is about an experience we witnessed when we were teenagers. #MeToo brought up a lot of realizations for many people, and for us; thinking back to us as young and vulnerable women, finishing high school and feeling invincible; we didn’t realize that we could be taken advantage of by predatory and powerful men. ‘Lonely’ is about the power dynamics and manipulation of these relationships, and the lasting cycle of trauma that they can bring.”

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