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Bisexual Tyrant

by Bi Tyrant

NYC femme hardcore punks Bi TYRANT recorded their debut album in defense of women's reproductive rights in the wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. A mish mash of metal, punk, comedic spoken word, and experimental, the album stuns in the raw.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Death Metal
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1. No Tyrant
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2. Craigslist Roommate
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3. Cunt-Conform
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4. Fuck You Psychobitch Pro-Lifers
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5. The Metal Wedding Song
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6. I Am a Uterus
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7. The Vagina Song
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8. Fuck Donald Trump
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9. Why Didn't You Come
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10. Crush (Perfectionism Is Suffering)
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11. Waiting in the Lobby of Planned Parenthood
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Bi TYRANT is a queer feminist hardcore experimetal band from NYC, fighting the patriarchy with queer femme farts, aka queefs. Their debut album, Bisexual Tyrant, unleashes death metal vocals turned angsty spoken word into comic rants on her experiences inspired by vaginal art, domestic hell, craigslist roommates, the terror of marriage, commitment phobia, male-dominated New York music scenes, her mother's psychic dream predictions, girl crushes, the anxiety of perfectionism, and school fears of bad grades. Bisexual Tyrant takes a crack at the patriarchy, with experimental improvisation, humor, and robbery of male-dominated music art forms including death metal, rock and jazz. Though a Brooklyn hardcore punk band, their sound has been reviewed as having a Seattle vibe, seeping in from Brittany's teenage years spent in the Seattle U-District neighborhood in the 90s, surrounded by hardcore, grunge, heroin and jazz.

Bi TYRANT is an anagram for Brittany, the lead singer. The full length album, Bisexual Tyrant, was aptly named to clarify the band's name to those unfamiliar with the term "bi."

Brittany's lyrics pay homage to reproductive rights, menstrual justice, gender equality and the paradox of invisibility and guilt of bisexuality in the LGBT community, as addressed in the lyrics to "No Tyrant". "The Metal Wedding Song" was written during a summer being forced to attend multiple weddings in the wake of a break up. "Craigslist Roommate," "Waiting In The Planned Parenthood Lobby," and "Why Didn't You Come" soon followed, during a dark period surviving NYC while spending years at exploitative internships, massive debt, surviving on credit cards and living with horrorific roommates from craigslist. "The Vagina Song" was written on the road with Dot Wiggin, after Brittany walked in a bathroom stall to hearing a girl singing "vagina" to herself repeatedly. The vagina song riff became a theme on tour, in jest to the melody of the Dot Wiggin Band's song "Banana Bike".

In 2015, Bi TYRANT released Six Inch Singles For Your Mom on Bandcamp, featuring demo versions of The Metal Wedding Song and Cunt/Conform; as well as Fuck Donald Trump and Fuck Martin Shkreli, recorded live at the Rock Shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. During the 2015 threats by conservative right wing Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, Brittany felt necessary to respond to protection of women's reproductive rights through songwriting. Brittany met the cartoonist Sara Lautman, who created the incredible cartoon artwork and lyric pictograms decorating the lyric booklet insert of the physical cd at a house concert in Bushwick, Brooklyn. There she also met Isabel Martin, who put her in touch for the Tyrants to perform at numerous events in support of the #ShoutYourAbortion movement in defense of reproductive rights and women's health. "I Am A Uterus" became an longer anthem for women's freedom of birth control and choice in their live show.

The Bisexual Tyrant CD release party on Friday September 9th, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC benefitted Planned Parenthood NYC and the Dot Wiggin Band.

Brittany Larcenie - vocals, piano, organ, toilet flushing
Valerie Vetere - guitars, additional engineering
Adam Bomb - bass
Laura Crimewell - drums

Bob Stander - engineering, mixing, mastering, additional organ on #2
Sara Lautman - album artwork
Brittany Larcenie - cover design
Kamau Ware - photography (physical cd)

Recorded at Parcheesi Recording Studios in Cuntington, NY
All songs copyright 2016 © Brittany Anjou Music (SESAC)

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