The Barren Marys are a confident band, and they should be. This self-titled release is a shout out to their influences, but it has originality and depth that I think is sometimes hard to find on a lot of punk records these days. Their handle on melody is spot on, but it’s well balanced with an appetite for chaos and frenzy.


The Barren Marys are a punk rock band from Philadelphia. They have been playing and self-releasing music with a long collective history in the Philly and New Jersey punk scene. They’ve shared the stage with punk rock greats and local heros alike. A true DIY band, The Barren Marys have never been “popular,” “well-dressed,” or “commercially viable.” You can find their music digitally at and Snubbed Records and physically at their shows. Expect some vinyl soon from their record label Frankensense Records.