Gif by Kara Biasucci
Today Cardiff-based noisepop group Joanna Gruesome announces a split 7″ with Perfect Pussy. The release comes packaged in a 24-page comic book, illustrated by cartoonist Phil McAndrew (brother of Perfect Pussy’s guitarist Ray McAndrew). The heroine in McAndrew’s comic is a “split” between Joanna Gruesome front woman Alanna McArdle and Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, who battles misogynists, online trolls and haters everywhere.
Today both bands share a new track from the upcoming release. Hear Joanna Gruesome’s “Psykick Espionage” and Perfect Pussy’s cover of The Sugarcube’s “Leash Called Love” on Pitchfork.
The 7″ is being co-released by Captured Tracks, Slumberland and Fortuna Pop. There will be a very limited number of copies available on their upcoming US tour. The 7″ will be available online and in stores this fall (release date TBA).
Joanna Gruesome’s debut album ‘Weird Sister’ is out now via Slumberland Records (US) and Fortuna Pop! (UK) on vinyl/CD and digital formats.
Cover/Comic by Phil McAndrew
Side A: Joanna Gruesome
1. Psykick Espionage
2. …And Keep Reaching for Those Stars (I Hate Myself cover)
Side B: Perfect Pussy
1. Adult World (The Secret)
2. Leash Called Love (Sugarcubes cover)
Joanna Gruesome Tour Dates:
08/20 Oakland, CA – 1234 Go Records ~
08/21 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
08/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell
08/24 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium*
08/27 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church*
08/29 New York, NY – South Street Seaport^
08/30 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
~ = w/ Tony Molina
*=w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, & Love of Everything
^=w/ Big Ups