Sheer Mag “Can’t Stop Fighting” On New Track

The Philadelphia punk band’s new song couldn’t be more urgent.

Photographer Angela Lewis
Sheer Mag “Can’t Stop Fighting” On New Track

Sheer Mag are a punk band that, by their own admission in their GEN F profile, do not shy away from their feelings, even and perhaps especially if that makes you uncomfortable. Their newest track “Can't Stop Fighting” combines plucky riffs with specifically female horror and distress: “Paloma walks home at night from the maquiladora / 8 days later, no one has saw her / Sometimes she worked late / Don't that tell you just what's at stake?” Far from mourning random violence, frontwoman Christina Halladay decries the passive observers that allow something systemic and vicious to carry on: “You say you don't understand / I can see the blood, it's on your hands.” It's a line in the sand you can dance to.

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February 05, 2016
Sheer Mag “Can’t Stop Fighting” On New Track