No Quiero ser Madre
The Hermosillo, Mexico-based quartet Margaritas Podridas was born out of admiration for the underground rock landscape of the ‘90s, culling from the distortion-laden songwriting of the grunge scene, the scuzz-coated pop of shoegaze, and the noisy sojourns of that decade’s college rock’s guitar icons. Sonics aside, there’s a political streak and DIY ethic in Margaritas Podridas that recalls the confrontational idealism of their musical forebearers, evidenced in their underage scene building efforts in their hometown, their negation of the English language despite their growing international fanbase, and their penchant for giving the middle finger to sexism in both the music industry and the broader world. You want to hear a fiery young band with a bone to pick with the patriarchy? Well, give the new Margaritas Podridas digital single “No Quiero ser Madre” a quick spin. As the latest entry in Suicide Squeeze Records’ Pinks & Purples digital single series, “No Quiero ser Madre” delivers a short, sharp shock aimed at the anti-abortion movement. “It is a song about unwanted pregnancy, the thought of having an embryo developing inside you against your will,” say guitarist/vocalist Esli Meuly and bassist/vocalist Carolina Enriquez in a joint statement. “It is about being scared, and the feeling you'd get when you imagine it inside you, not being able to stop its growth right away, not knowing what to do, screaming, hoping it is a bad dream.” Clocking in at just over a minute-and-a-half, “No Quiero ser Madre” is a raging punk tune centered around the charged riffage of Meuly and guitarist Poncho López, the pummeling drums of Rafael Armenta, and the furious lyrics of Enriquez. Further bolstered by Cobain-esque chorus effects and a mix and master job by Jack Endino, “No Quiero ser Madre” takes the fury of the ‘90s underground and distills it into a timeless Molotov cocktail anthem. Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to present Margaritas Podridas’ “No Quiero ser Madre” as part of their Pinks & Purples Digital Single Series on August 15, 2022.