It's not all "butch," though: These guys -- and in their case, these three women are really honorary "guys" -- are crystalline purveyors of an almost ethereal vibe. A promotion of diversity in both a political and musical sense, this album varies between slamming neohardcore rhythms and Sonic Youth-like hypno-guitars (check out the build at the end of "Huh Huh Hear," which contains "punk" stylings as well). The fast/slow textures ("Mandy 1985-2000") and liquid-like guitar fingerdips ("Not Like Mine") recall the golden era of indie experimentation. If you can get past the obvious political posturing (even their record label, Mr. Lady, has gender-fuck implications), you'll realize how eclectic the Butchies are. But if you doubt the Sleater-Kinney comparisons, check out the Corin Tucker-like vocals at the tail end of "The Wedding Disaster" (which even has a Sleater-Kinney-like title) or "I Hate.com," which is as good as anything on SK's All Hands on the Bad One.