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“Hasidic girl band Bulletproof Stockings lights up Crown Heights” - The New York Post
A collaboration between Perl Wolfe, a keyboardist and vocalist who has been described by The New Yorker as “a less angst-ridden version of Fiona Apple,” and drummer Dalia Shusterman, who spent the late 90’s/early aughts, touring and recording with the indie band Hopewell, Bulletproof Stockings knows that they have crossover appeal, and they intend to push it as far as it will go. But they don’t intend to compromise their faith: their live shows are ‘ladies only’.
According to Jewish law there is a commandment, called Kol Isha, in which a man is not permitted to listen to the singing voice of a woman outside of his immediate family. The women are not prohibited from performing; it is the men who are prohibited from listening. “We’re focused on creating a space for women to be free with their creativity without having to worry about any projections or innuendos. And a lot of women, Jewish and non-Jewish, are appreciating that.”
“It’s immediately clear that they are not just a novelty act - Bulletproof Stockings rocks. The music is catchy and accessible, but not canned, and in the next few days, I will find myself humming the songs on train platforms.” - Tom Tom Magazine
"The music itself was transportive. BPS shines when they rock on signature songs like “Frigid City” and my new favorite “Homeland-Call-Stomp.” Elisheva Maister played her cello masterfully and Dalia Shusterman held down a confident, rock beat that is the true backbone to Wolfe’s ardent bare soul offerings. Good music from the orthodox world is rare and therefore quite exceptional when it happens. I hope that people are aware, whether they are lucky enough to catch a show or not, that this band is notable because they are that good. They do have a “catchy” publicity story to go with their package, but the music comes first." - Nehedar, as posted on Pop Chossid; See more at: http://popchassid.com/female-jewish-bands/#sthash.1Ia2y80S.dpuf