Friday, May 15, 2020

Mrs. Piss: "Downer Surrounded by Uppers" & "Knelt"

Wee wee and rock 'n' roll…

Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie's provocatively titled project Mrs. Piss exudes the level of melancholic depth-rock that one would normally associate with Wolfe, though this reductive version of her presentation captivates as a shared entity. Two lyric videos have emerged as incentive to check out the upcoming new album from the band, Self-Surgery.

The grinding and emotive "Downer Surrounded by Uppers," (which is a great song title), finds some commonality with yore-rockers like 7-Year Bitch and Babes In Toyland, slop-addled distortion and energy. It's a solid track. 

By contrast, the weighted crawl of "Knelt," Wolfe's ethereal vocal melting into the track's seismic density, is patient and stern. I love the bridge. Disrupting a crowd-flattening stomp akin to early Swans, Wolfe/Gowrie break for a moment to inject some melody into the mire. 

Right now, it looks like this project is solely digital. Self-Surgery will be released 5/29 from Sargent House. Pre-order here

All info and links were provided by Rarely Unable.





MRS. PISS
(CHELSEA WOLFE AND JESS GOWRIE)


ANNOUNCE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM SELF-SURGERY, OUT MAY 29TH ON SARGENT HOUSE

TWO SINGLES RELEASED: “DOWNER SURROUNDED BY UPPERS” AND “KNELT

Mrs. Piss is a new collaboration between Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie. Drawing on their collective rock, metal, and industrial influences, the project began while the two were touring around together during Wolfe’s Hiss Spun album in 2017. These songs feel more urgent and visceral than anything either of them has created before: heaviness spurred on by punk spirit. Today they’ve detailed their debut, Self-Surgery, to be released May 29th on Sargent House, and share two singles, “Downer Surrounded by Uppers” and “Knelt”. Listen and share via YouTube below or hear the tracks on all streaming platforms here.

WATCH LYRIC VIDEOS FOR "DOWNER SURROUNDED BY UPPERS" AND "KNELT"

Chelsea Wolfe (vocals, guitar)
“Working on this project brought Jess and I so much closer as songwriters and production partners, after reuniting as friends and bandmates. It was freeing and fun to channel some wild energies that I don’t typically put into my own music. We tried not to overthink the songs as we were writing them, but at the same time we did consciously put a lot into crafting them into our own weird sonic vision. This project was a chance for us to do things our own way, on our own terms, and we plan to invite more womxn musicians along for future Mrs. Piss recordings.” - CW

Jess Gowrie (drums, guitar, bass, programming)
“To me, Mrs. Piss represents a musical chemistry cut short long ago that now gets a second chance. Creating with Chelsea has always been very liberating for me, and we both push each other to try new things: anything and everything. Both of us have grown so much as writers and musicians since our first band together (Red Host), and with the journeys we had to take separately to get there, we both have so much more to say; so much more pain and anger to express. That said, we also had a lot of fun doing it, not to mention how freeing it is to not give a f-k and to just create.” - JG

Self-Surgery was recorded at The Dock Studio in Sacramento, CA and in The Canyon. To pre-order, go here.

Self-Surgery Track Listing:

1- To Crawl Inside
2 - Downer Surrounded by Uppers
3 - Knelt
4 - Nobody Wants to Party With Us
5 - M.B.O.T.W.O.
6 - You Took Everything
7 - Self-Surgery
8 - Mrs. Piss

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

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