Published Mar 11, 2014Syracuse punks Perfect Pussy are set to release their debut album, Say Yes to Love via Captured Tracks on March 18. As previously reported, a limited edition of the album will contain some blood belonging to singer Meredith Graves inside clear vinyl. Speaking with Exclaim!, Graves explains that she just blurted out the idea during a conversation with Captured Tracks boss Mike Sniper.
"I said, 'How about we do something really crazy and do a letterpress cover?'" she says. "To which he said, 'Sweetheart, we can do a letterpress for all of your releases. You'll have to come up with something better than that.' So we thought for about half an hour, and I said, 'Obviously my ideas aren't good enough. So if you want something limited let's just put my blood in the record!' I thought it would get a laugh from him, but he just paused and said, 'Now we're getting somewhere.' I actually have a friend that lets me do that!"
Graves, who posed with the jar of blood, says the blood is menstrual, mostly because it was the only way to do it. "It wasn't like I went and got blood drawn," she says, laughing. "I don't have health insurance!"
As for the actual music, Graves says the band were adamant about staying consistent with the sound of their self-released cassette, last year's I have lost all desire for feeling.
"We recorded it the same way we recorded the tape," Graves admits. "It's pretty much 'if it ain't broke don't fix it.' We like what we're doing. A band like us doesn't really advance. It's just the five of us doing whatever we want all at the same time. It's a really, really free-spirited group of people. We can't really do anything different."
The band will bring their free-spirited nature to the road for the next few months. You can find the dates below.
Read more from our interview with Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves here.
03/10 McAllen, TX - Galaxy Z Fair
03/11 Houston, TX - Mango's &
03/16 Marfa, TX - Padre's (Free Show)
03/17 Phoenix, AZ - Wall Street $
03/18 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
03/20 Los Angeles, CA - East 7th Street Warehouse
03/21 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
03/22 Portland, OR - Slabtown
03/23 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
03/24 Seattle, WA - Vera Project
03/25 Vancouver, BC - Cobalt
03/27 Calgary, AB - Lux Laundromat *
03/29 Winnipeg, MB - Dead Lobster
03/30 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry ^
04/01 Chicago, IL – Township
04/02 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
04/03 Pittsburgh, PA - The Shop
04/04 Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio #
04/05 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge !
04/23 Montreal, QC - TBA @!
04/24 Boston, MA - The Middle East @!
04/25 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church @!
04/26 Washington, DC - DC9 @!
04/27 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5 Arts @!
04/28 Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade @!
04/29 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery @!
04/30 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree @!
05/01 New Orleans, LA - TBA @!
05/03 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas !
05/05 Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory @!
05/06 Lawrence, KS - TBA @!
05/07 Omaha, NE - Sweatshop @!
05/08 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis @!
05/09 Kalamazoo, MI - Shakespeare's Lower Level !
05/10 Detroit, MI - TBA @!
$ with Gay Kiss
& with Ex Hex and Connections
^ with Condominium
# with Total Slacker
@ with Green Dreams
! with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan