Fist Fight in the Parking Lot don’t care if you like their name or not. Which is fine. What’s important is whether you like their music. I do.
They’re a heavy/stoner rock back from Pennsylvania and their music varies from fairly up-tempo Southern numbers to near doom metal ponderousness. The one thing that stands out, though, is the fact that they’re female-fronted. While women are – quite rightly – well represented in rock and metal bands, it’s unusual to hear one fronting this kind of music, particularly tracks such as “I Had a Name” which is incredibly slow and heavy – almost into sludge territory. And yet front-lady Abby carries it perfectly, adjusting her style and producing something ethereal, haunting and downright chilling.
From what I can dig up, Fist Fight in the Parking Lot have released one album (self-titled), one EP (Year of the Ox) and the aforementioned “I Had a Name” as a single. Their sound seems to be getting heavier with each release, but I’ve popped one of their earlier tracks below for you to listen do. You can get hold of all of their material on their bandcamp page (or pretty much any music download vendor).