Bitch - Bitchcraft - New LP Record 2022 Kill Rock Stars Lime Green Vinyl - Indie Pop

Bitch - Bitchcraft - New LP Record 2022 Kill Rock Stars Lime Green Vinyl - Indie Pop

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Bitch - Bitchcraft

1.
You’re The Man 03:28 
2.
Easy Target 04:08 
3.
Hello Meadow! 02:41 
4.
Pages 03:50
5.
Another Wound 03:35
6.
Nothing In My Pockets 02:51 
7.
Polar Bear 03:55
8.
Fallen Witch 1 01:56
9.
Hateful Thoughts 03:40
10.
Fallen Witch 2 01:58
11.
Divvy It Up 02:41

 

about

 

Bitchcraft was born in a move from New York City, where Bitch had lived for 15 years, to a log cabin in the woods. There was all the time in the world to make art, and it was there, in the cabin, that Bitch began to write some of the songs that would appear on Bitchcraft. “It gave me space to think about the biggest version of myself that I could be,” she says of those early days in the cabin. The songs she wrote were a departure from anything she’d ever written before, and she began to craft huge pop tracks with the help of her trusty violin. Then, she moved to LA and Bitchcraft began to shapeshift again.

In the time that followed, Bitch assembled a coven to complete it. She called on Anne Preven (Beyonce, Madonna, Demi Lovato) and God-des who helped her crystalize her vision in terms of writing and production. She called on Roma Baran (Laurie Anderson) to produce the violins on “Polar Bear.” She called on Melissa York (Team Dresch, The Butchies) and Faith Soloway (Transparent) to co-write a couple of the songs.

The resulting record is one that is full of glorious pop tracks that go in unexpected directions. Just take opener “You’re the Man,” as one such offering. Here, a strident synthesizer crashes into a drum machine, and Bitch sings about owning your own power. The song started as a poem, one that Bitch first wrote as part of a New Year’s ritual with Ferron where she wrote about things she wanted to let go of and ripped them from her notebook and threw them into the fire. Meanwhile, on “Hello Meadow,” electric violins coalesce with birdlike synths, and Bitch recounts industrial capitalist hell, and the attempts to find beauty outside of it. It’s a song about mother nature as well as the onslaught of capitalism and its obsession with destroying the natural world. And on “Easy Target,” written during the Bret Kavanaugh trials, she explores what it means to find your sense of self worth when people try to bring you down.

Bitchcraft is like Joni Mitchell set to a click track, it’s queer Cyndi Lauper. It’s neon pink, in your face, ready to hex you with its brilliance. It’s an unbelievably fun record that is extremely capable of breaking your heart a little bit. It also makes you think: about the state of the world, about evil politicians, about what it means to exist as a woman, and how to find joy along the way. 

 

credits

 

released February 4, 2022

BITCHCRAFT

Producer: Bitch
Additional Production: Anne Preven, God-des,
Jon Hyman and Roger Paul Mason
Mixing: Jon Hyman
Mastering: Tatsuya Sato at the Mastering Palace

Graphic design: Stephanie Player and Rob Jones

Cover photo: Kelly Davidson
Art direction and Costume Design: Dusty Childers
Makeup: Sequinette
Bitchcrafters: Faith Soloway and Allen Valentine
Artist Management: public emily

 

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