We’re never one to pass up an amazing cover, especially when the band features an all-woman lineup of musicians. We Are Radio Noi$e is a collective of women who formed due to a mutual admiration of each other and love of punk rock. They came together to share their take on The Bouncing Souls song “Manthem,” spinning the lyrics into an anthemic celebration of female camaraderie re-titled “Womanthem.”
The group features vocalists Emily “Agent M” Whitehurst (Tsunami Bomb, Survival Guide), Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles (Dog Party), Betty Carmellini and Jenni McElrath (Red Five, The Wicked Wives). Musicians on the track include, Lissa Grunfeld (Lo-Ball, The Pandoras) and JC Brandy (Lo-Ball, Lunchbox) on guitars, Claudia Monique Rossi (Lo-Ball, Halo Friendlies) on drums, and singer/songwriter Shanti Wintergate (Solo, Play Date) on bass. Additional girl-gang vocals can be heard via Alison Berry (Moonily, King Mala), Ginger Pooley and her daughter Talula.
Produced and engineered by Shanti Wintergate (musician and wife of The Bouncing Souls vocalist, Greg Attonito), the track was mixed by Grammy Award-winning Kevin Bivona of The Interrupters and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer, Emily Lazar.
The collective had the following to say about the cover song:
“The song ‘Manthem’ has always resonated with us as a shout-out to friendship, camaraderie, and the relentless spirit of unity. Whether we listen through our speakers turned up to 11 or watch the Bouncing Souls perform it live, it’s always a good time. Our aim was not merely to recreate what was already a brilliant track, but to pay homage to its enduring message while infusing our unique (female) perspective and energy.”
The collective plans to donate part of the proceeds to Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles to continue to support the next generation of female musicians connecting and creating together. Stream it below!