Nylon calls 8 Inch Betsy “the coolest female-fronted queer band”

8 inch betsy the mean days meghan galbraith eli burke Melissa Thomas 307 Knox Records chicago NYLON

8 Inch Betsy is a female-fronted queercore punk band from Chicago. Earlier this year, the band’s frontwoman Meghan Galbraith passed away, leaving a finished album behind. In Galbraith’s honor, 8 Inch Betsy will be releasing their posthumous sophomore album, The Mean Days on November 13 via 307 Knox Records. Today, NYLON premieres their brand new single “Reformatory School.” It’s a song about falling in love too easily and being told who to be instead of knowing yourself. Bassist Eli Burke shared the following in an email:
“Meghan usually recorded new songs in Garageband. Then she would email them to me asking what I thought. We lived together, almost under the tracks of the Brown Line in Chicago. It was super loud. This is what she wrote about the Reformatory School demo: ‘I had a little fun recording this. You can hear the train like crazy cuz I was in the living room. There is a fuck up near the end that I don’t feel like fixing. And the end needs an outro still. Let me know if you like it, or don’t.’ LISTEN HERE…

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