Alicia Bognanno is an ace at angst-y confessionals — you can't get much more hardcore than the way she spits out lines like "Invisible handcuffs locked on me/Been praying for my period all week." She brings a focused vision to her band's debut, which she wrote, produced and engineered herself. Like Chastity Belt or Colleen Green, Bully hot-wire the roar of 1994 pop punk — they sound like two key influences might be both Veruca and Salt. Most of all, you hear Courtney Love in Bognanno's bruised grunge howl. When she lights up a guitar rant like "Trying" or "I Remember," she sounds like the world is caving in on her, but that doesn't stop her from standing her ground.