Girlpuke—sometimes referred to as the most punk punk band in Boise—fires emotion at its audience like a bloody snot rocket: with little aim but plenty of shrapnel.

The ramshackle trio relishes in rage, gore and bodily fluids, and there are plenty of stomach turning motifs in its three-song 2015 release I Drink Spit (

Lyrics like "I want to drain all your blood" and "your vomit tastes like angel cake" feature in tracks about unrequited love, regular love and hate for a variety of things. Meanwhile, the song "Love Suicide" begins like a long lost cut from The Shaggs. The out-of-tune guitar and breathy vocals that open the track are barely held together by a simple 4-4 beat that sounds like it's being played with a cinder block and a hatchet. The song does a quick 180, though, and the lullaby is replaced with anger, snarl and snot.

You can brush them off as dumb, disgusting or juvenile—and you might be right—but you'd be missing the point.

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