Julie Edwards and Lindsey Troy of Los Angeles, CA garage-blues duo Deap Vally return with their much-anticipated sophomore release Femejism. Produced by Yeah Yeah Yeah's guitarist Nick Zinner, the new collection is heavy, catchy and dynamic, but still very Deap Vally at its core. While lyrical themes may not have strayed too far from previous release, Sistrionix, they have developed a certain self-awareness of themselves as a band that was not present in the greener days. Songs sarcastically nod at the ridiculous demands of the music industry, the frustration they felt at the beginning of their career, as well as more inclusive topics such as beauty and age. Edwards explains, "I think we made a slightly adventurous, courageous record, which is what we wanted it to be. That is our reward. Obviously, it's easier in life if everyone is happy and likes it, but we made the record we wanted to make. We got to go into all the rooms of the house we were scared to go into last album."