Hard Girls are a great band. They probably listen to Silkworm and Pavement on a regular basis; you can hear it in the way they understand a song is something that can march along with subtleties, exploding somewhere near the end. Or, they can be the opposite of all of that and just kinda knock it the fuck out, having a blast. You could call it innocence but that wouldn't necessarily make a whole lot of sense as they've been doing this for a while. Either way, it's enjoyable. They write cool songs. Isn't It Worse has nine new ones. Sometimes it's just that simple.