Let it be known that Speedy Ortiz will not put up with your weak shit: “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss / shooter, not the shot.” The strength in every aspect of “Raising the Skate” is a good look for a band built on visceral garage riffs and a taste for venom. This is also a band whose most popular song is 2013’s “No Below,” a despair-strained depressant. The brash confidence of “Raising the Skate” is the other side of that. Sometimes when you’re feeling small, the best feeling in the world is to puff yourself up and spit in the world’s face.
Foil Deer is out April 21 via Car Park Records.