Hands Off! Comp Unites Female artists

Hands Off! Comp is a limited edition tape cassette compilation powered by female fronted bands in honor of women empowerment. in response to the Burger Records scandal that broke open this past summer. The 22 track tape features powerhouses L7, Courtney Barnett, Exene Cervenka of X, Alice Bag with Kathleen Hanna & Allison Wolfe, Amyl & the Sniffers, Blacker Face, White Mystery, The Black Tones, Clickbait and more. Featuring cover art from the sardonic splendor of Tragic GirlsHands Off! Comp amplifies and liberates women and cross-sectional voices within rock’n’roll.

“This is a statement about there being no tolerance for predatory behavior in the rock scene. The buck stops here. We wanted to put together something special by womxn to empower womxn, as a collective force for change. Cassette culture and DIY culture must progress and maintain its importance moving forward for a better tomorrow, inclusion, and accessibility for all artists. Fuck boys clubs.” Thelma & the Sleaze
Photo by Amina Cruz
“Feminism is humanity working to repair itself after being split in half.” 
Alice Bag Band featuring Kathleen Hanna and Allison Wolfe
“Feminism to me is protecting ALL Women, advocating for ALL Women’s rights. Taking back our power and tearing down the Patriarchy.”
Krystal Metcalfe
“I believe in the rights and responsibilities of all people. I think of myself as an individual.” Exene Cervenka
Photo by Danny Denial
“Let’s be real, feminism hasn’t always been inclusive especially of women of color and class identity. Alice Walker (author of ‘The Color Purple’) coined the term, Womanist, which our lead singer, Eva, identifies with. Our hope is that feminism continues it’s progression to include ALL female identifying persons, while acknowledging it’s history, so certain myopic parts of it don’t repeat.”
The Black Tones
Photo by Diane Alexander White
“Feminism means uplifting each other, and music is the perfect vehicle for that.” White Mystery Band
“Fighting for the equality of all peoples! being a badass bish with no sorries.”
Ko Newborn
“Feminism is not only about empowering yourself but uplifting others who are oppressed by the patriarchy through mutual empowerment and inclusivity.” Shadow Show
“My sexual identity & orientation isn’t a blue print of my capabilities and limitations. That would be my brain. And I have one.” The May Company
Photo by Diane Alex Bowman
“Feminism is about equality amongst genders, intersectionality, and women helping other women. Being a woman is not a competition!” Clickbait
Photo by Tenny Rudolph
“Celebrating femininity as a strength found in all beings regardless of gender. Acknowledging that identifying as a woman, a man, or any variation in between, is the blending of feminine and masculine energies and that every combination is unique.” Kairos Creature Club
Photo by Omari
“The fight for inclusion and equality. Empowerment.”
Gym Shorts


1. Amyl and The Sniffers – Pleasure Forever 
2. Alice Bag feat: Kathleen Hanna & Allison Wolfe – 77
3. White Mystery – Good Girl
4. L7 – Fast And Frightening 
5. The May Company – The Paradox Drive Of Finite Confusion 
6. Courtney Barnett – I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
7. KO Newborn – Maybe
8. Exene Cervenka – Already In Love
9. Kairos Creature Club – Voodoo Success 
10. FEELS – Anyways 
11. The Royal They – C.N.T.

12. Palehound – Killer
13. Groupie – Poor You
14. Thelma and The Sleaze – In Prison
15. Shadow Show – The Alchemist 
16. Blacker Face – Punk Song
17. Krystal MetcaLfe – Fearless
18. Gymshorts – You Blew It
19. Clickbait – Heat!
20. The Black Tones – Mama! There’s A Spider in My Room! 
21. Karen Meat – Synthetic 
22. The Exbats – One Foot in the Light

Check out the press for Hands Off! Comp:

NMERolling StoneBrooklyn Vegan
Live For Live MusicIm Plurt

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