Posted in music | tour dates on December 5, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

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Perfect Pussy

One of this year's great unsigned bands, Perfect Pussy, are unsigned no longer. The Syracuse noise punk crew have announced that they've signed to Captured Tracks (DIIV, Mac DeMarco), and will release their debut full length on the label in early 2014. That LP will follow their 4-song I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling EP (streaming below), which they self-released earlier this year. Since that release, the band also offered another song, "Advance Upon the Real," to the new Accidental Guest Recordings compilation, Beyond Inversion (via Rookie Mag), which benefits Rachael's Women's Center in DC. You can stream that track below too.

Perfect Pussy have also announced an extensive, almost-two-month long tour. It begins with two previously discussed NYC shows, including tonight (12/5) at NYU's E&L Auditorium with Ceremony, White Lung, and Sleepies; and Friday (12/6) at Shea Stadium with California X, Blessed State, Yvette, and Flagland. Admission for the NYU show is free to students and $5 at the door to the general public, and tickets for the Shea show are on sale now.

Then, after touring to the west coast and back, Perfect Pussy will celebrate New Year's Eve at Baby's All Right. The rest of the lineup for the Baby's NYE party hasn't been announced yet, but considering the occasion, chances are we can expect other great bands too. Tickets for that show are not available yet, but check Ticketfly for updates.

All dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...


Perfect Pussy - "Advance Upon the Real"

Perfect Pussy - I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

Perfect Pussy -- 2013/2014 Tour Dates
12.05.13 - New York University - New York, NY *
12.06.13 - Shea Stadium - Brooklyn, NY ^
12.07.13 - Tufts University - Medford, MA ^
12.08.13 - The Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PA
12.09.13 - The Black Cat (Backstage) - Washington, DC
12.10.13 - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
12.11.13 - The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
12.13.13 - Mudlark Theatre - New Orleans, LA
12.14.13 - East Side Social Center - Houston, TX
12.15.13 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
12.16.13 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
12.17.13 - Wall Street - Phoenix, AZ
12.18.13 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA #
12.19.13 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
12.20.13 - 7th Street Warehouse - Los Angeles, CA
12.21.13 - 1234GO! Records - Oakland, CA
12.22.13 - Fortress/Ouija Club (213 Clara Street) - San Francisco, CA
12.26.13 - Three Links - Dallas, TX
12.27.13 - Czar Bar - Kansas City, CA
12.28.13 - Chromozone - St. Louis, MO
12.29.13 - Cafe Bourbon Street - Columbus, OH
12.30.13 - The Fun Home - Pittsburgh, PA
12.31.13 - Baby's Alright - Brooklyn, NY
01.03.14 - Bug Jar - Rochester, NY %
01.08.14 - Metro - Baltimore, MD
01.09.14 - Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC @
01.11.14 - Hangfire - Savannah, GA
01.14.14 - Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
01.15.14 - Churchills - Miami, FL
01.16.14 - Unit B - Tampa, FL
01.17.14 - Spring Street Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
01.18.14 - Warehouse (169 Tracy St) - Athens, GA
01.19.14 - Sluggo's - Chattanooga, TN
01.20.14 - Nachbar (Free Show) - Louisville, KY
01.21.14 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN
01.22.14 - Schubas - Chicago, IL !
01.23.14 - Gardner Lounge at Grinnell College (Free Show) - Grinnell, IA
01.24.14 - Trumbullplex - Detroit, MI
01.25.14 - Silver Dollar - Toronto, ON
01.26.14 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC

* w/ White Lung and Ceremony
^ w/ California X
# w/ Nasa Space Universe
% w/ Potty Mouth
@ w/ Davidians
! w/ Broken Player




Comments (32)

It all started with a Pitchfork feature...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:40 PM

captured tracks????

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:43 PM

Man, do bands actually still "get signed" or even need to? Most would think that sort of 'dinosaur-industry-contract-thing' went out of style back in 2002.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:43 PM

shark jump

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:44 PM

wow really captured tracks? the label must be currently expanding past "if you like wild nothing, you'll love (insert hipster brooklyn band name here.)" still though, figured there would be a bit more interest and they'd have the patience to not jump at the first label that shows up (aka captured tracks.)

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:49 PM

This is...actually pretty good. It reminds me of some of the level plane type punk stuff that isn't really around anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:52 PM

12.27.13 - Czar Bar - Kansas City, CA

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:03 PM

Ahh Bay Area dates are wrong! Other way around

12.21- San Francisco
12.22- Oakland

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:13 PM

this sucks and is awful. way to go against your own rhetoric, sniper. "we sign bands that have never put out a record on the basis of how strong their songwriting is"

well here you have a band who writes awful music but is getting massively hyped right now thanks to PR companies and Pitchfork for no apparent reason.

Posted by guy | December 5, 2013 3:22 PM

perfectly agree with you 3:22

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:27 PM

until I see proof of the perfection, i'm a non-believer

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:41 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:48 PM

She can get it though.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:55 PM

People calm down, check yourself a Nations On Fire Record .... more fun.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:56 PM

do any of the other bands on captured tracks live up to sniper's rhetoric though? songwriting. lol.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:56 PM

*that aren't named chris cohen

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:57 PM

3:22 they self-released a demo tape with no distribution other than their own website, I'm pretty sure that's not what he meant..

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:58 PM

you raise an interesting point, 3:57. i would say mac demarco and chris cohen are the cream of the crop. i've been a fan of the label for awhile even if a lot of the bands are insipid dream pop. it's a label with a great aesthetic and ear for the bands they sign. you can get into it kinda like how Sarah Records had a bunch of mediocre bands but you put it on anyway

to me this doesn't really fit in with what a "Captured band" would be and compared to the other groups on the label who were merely unknowns before putting out albums it's a choice made on buzz instead of heart. DIIV is fucking terrible. goodnight

Posted by guy | December 5, 2013 4:07 PM

and you, 4:07. can't say i 'put on' or 'get into' insipid dream pop but also can't disagree with anything you said. cool talk.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 4:24 PM

3:58 yeah, but they did that as a calculated PR move so it doesnt count

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 4:45 PM

Say Goodbye to your Perfect Pussy after that tour routing!!! HAHAHAH

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 4:59 PM

yay let's go back to 2004 and hype a bunch of tatted up losers who live at the "punk haus".. this is really moving music forward

Posted by sally | December 5, 2013 5:01 PM

Let the nyu freshmen vote with their dollars, and even this sucks to much for them

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 7:29 PM

Devin from DIIV here. Glad to be label mates with these guys now. Weird fit for Captured Tracks though, surprised Sniper still wants to sign bands. He kind of has his hands full. Wish I was at the NYU show -sigh-

Posted by Serpent | December 5, 2013 10:12 PM

sally- tatted up losers who live at the punk hause? right cause they never make real music.
you need like, tat free skin and a second story apartment (?) to "move music forward" or uh make music worthy of listening to. why am i bothering? 2004? what the fuck are you?

Posted by can't believe i'm commenting | December 6, 2013 12:40 AM

The future of Perfect Pussy...

First album gets an 8.4 from Pitchfork. Band members ego drastically inflated. Quit day jobs. Prepare to be professional band. Record sells roughly 8,000 copies. Local shows populated well, nationally, not so much. Band members frustrated.

2nd album gets 5.8 from Pitchfork. Isn't "progressing their sound" enough. Sells 4,000 copies. Egos deflated. Bills piling up. Back to day jobs.

3rd album features actual pussy of lead singer on cover. Gets 3.7 from Pitchfork. Sells 879 copies. Band breaks up. World... well, they've already moved on.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 8:01 AM

Spot on, 8:01. Just like Yuck.

Posted by Phil Bauhaus | December 6, 2013 12:06 PM

another victory for the BV hype machine

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:15 PM

8:01, you could say that about any up and coming band. It happens to be even less accurate about Perfect Pussy because they don't seem to be hopping on any sort of trend? If they are, what is it?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 3:04 AM

It all started with a Pitchfork feature...

Posted by Only Ken Is Real | December 8, 2013 11:56 AM

captured tracks need to sign more innovative bands like this less nostalgia and more forward thinking shit like this, label rules.

Posted by Kyle | December 11, 2013 6:34 PM

emotion in music: this is what sets skilled composers from average songwriters - composers are aware that emotional reactions to music are directly related to certain harmonic combinations, as western music was preconditioned. a good composer doesn't in fact express anything - they simply manipulate the patterns to convey emotions. it's a trick. it's a game. what makes music interesting to a composer is not the emotions it conveys, but the compositional side of it - the harmony, the melody, the rhythm. being a listener and being a composer are two different worlds´╗┐

Posted by Herpeger | October 28, 2014 5:03 PM

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