“Exit” will be coming out on Sleeping Giant Gloassolalia in 2019. http://www.sleepinggiantglossolalia.com/discography/
The record took years and through the process went through some ethno-musicology to figure out what I was grappling with and why I never wanted to put myself forward as a female singer. I despise album covers featuring women so artfully (and sometimes not so artfully) displayed as if they were somehow part of the “product” you were buying. As an experiment, I took out my voice on this record to change my relationship with it. I also discovered that in some cultures, females performers were really more suited to private family events but once their fertile years passed, they could be deemed just as proficient and accomplished as their male counterparts. Of course, this wasn’t true in other cultures where performers were actually expected to take on the appearance or aura or of both genders. A lot of my friends thought I was being reductionist and maybe I am; it is as much a danger to define your identity by rebelling against the de-facto norms of male, white, straight music as it is to ignore it and pretend you are not being played by it at all. And that was what I resented most I suppose.
So here it is. A meta-meta cycle of songs based on destroying the muse, the disappointment of adult hood and absorbing whatever it is that defines you; addiction, love, anything you want.
Saturday January 12 2019. Toronto release show. Baby G, with Fresh Snow and Colin Fisher, art by Bill Fussner if we can swing it!
Spain and Portugal dates listed below, I’ll fill in more info as it comes, please get in touch if you want a show or want a t-shirt!!
February the 13th, Lisboa
Thursday 14th, Pontevedra
Friday 15th, TBA
Saturday 16th, Barcelona
Sunday 17th, Zaragoza,
Monday 18th Benicarló (Castellón)
Tuesday 19th TBA
February 20 (flight to Canary Islands)
Thursday 21th, Islas Canarias
Friday 22th, Islas Canarias
Saturday 23th, Madrid
Sunday 24th Don Benito (Badajoz)