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When: Thu., July 14, 9:30 p.m. 2011

In less than three minutes, Catholics & the Pill suck the sunny disposition out of the girl-garage pop sound that’s so trendy right now and replace it with the morbid atmosphere of late-70s Manchester postpunk. The minimalist melody and austere, haunting vocal harmonies of their first official song, “Cool Dick,” made it a great choice to lead off a March mix from local cassette label Modern Tapes. The all-female four-piece from Carbondale, Illinois, will release their debut seven-inch on Modern Tapes in the near future; until then, the best places to hear more cool ’n’ dark pop tunes like “Cool Dick” are the band’s Facebook page (which has two other short, sharp, and sulky songs) and live shows. Catch these women when you can—Carbondale ain’t exactly DeKalb, and Catholics & the Pill don’t make the drive too often. —Leor Galil

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