I reblogged this picture recently, not really aware of who the band was, but after a bit of goggling I’ve come to find that Mukilteo Fairies were awesome.
They were only around for a year, from 1993-94 and they only released on EP and some random tracks for compilations or splits, but in that short time they definitely made a mark on queercore. Many describe them as a grindcore band, but they definitely seem to take far more influence from 80s hardcore punk than anything on the metal spectrum. The most obvious comparison I can draw is to Limp Wrist, a band that formed a few years later, but they both play this intense, uniquely queer brand of hardcore.
Mukilteo Fairies played pretty much straight up hardcore punk, fast beats and power chords, with lead singer Joshua Plogue showing off a yelp-y scream reminiscent not only of 80s hardcore, but later 90s and 2000s screamo like Saetia and french band Daitro. The lyrics are undeniably, unabashedly queer; it’s confrontational music, as much hardcore is, but it also is the epitome of queercore, giving power back to the oppressed, if only just a bit, by playing this style of music dominated by cis, heterosexual, hyper-masculine, white men and giving queer people spaces to enjoy this kind of music.
A few of their songs are available on Youtube, and some internet searching does yield a few more places to listen to them. Most of the members went on to form other musical projects, most notably drummer Jason Reece and his band …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.