Way back in 2016, I went to see Wolfmother perform in Orange County, CA. Wolfmother was great, but what I left the venue really thinking about was the opening act, Deap Vally. Deap Vally is a female hard rock duo that kicked ass on the stage that night. I checked out their debut album and liked it and in late 2016, they put out their second album, Femejism. The crazy thing is I normally don't care for female vocal bands, but this band connected with me. Style wise, I would say that Deap Vally is The White Stripes meets Joan Jett.
What I really like about Femejism is the albums attitude. This album shares a message about female empowerment in the male dominated rock music industry. The songs also are about a female sexual independence and a woman's place in the world. I'm a guy, so these lyrics don't really speak to me on a personal level, yet I love the attitude in which they are delivered. It makes the songs work. Songs that are seriously badass include Smile More, Royal Jelly and Two Seat Bike. There a couple filler tracks on the album, but overall, this album is worth checking out for hard rock fans. I also recommend seeing Deap Vally live and they are great live.