Childbirth are one of my favorite bands to see in Seattle - live, Julia Shapiro, Bree McKenna, and Stacy Peck (who play in the also-excellent groups Chastity Belt, Tacocat, and Pony Time, respectively) wear hospital gowns and charge through a bevy of sub-two-minute songs called things like "Crossbitch," "Will You Be My Mom?" and "Menopause." One of my favorites is the all-around fantastic "I Only Fucked You As A Joke," a song that you didn't know you needed a song about until this very moment, which you can now hear on the band's debut tape It's A Girl! - it's hilarious, yeah ("I thought it would be funny but it wasn't!" Shapiro yelps toward the end), but the ladies' barbed sense of humor and knack for catchy pop-punk songwriting shines through, too. Check it out.