Posted in music | pictures on March 14, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

guitar slam / bass-less aftermath
Perfect Pussy
Perfect Pussy

Perfect Pussy, who we also caught a day earlier at the Pitchfork day party, played a last-minute late-night show on the South Lamar Pedestrian Bridge in Austin last night (well technically at 2 AM this morning, 3/14). As SXSW bridge shows tend to, things got crazy. Way more intense than the PP shows where they're on a stage, the audience completely surrounded them, the guitar/bass players often barged their way into the crowd, and singer Meredith Graves was a force as always (decked out this time in a silver sequined floor-length skirt).

At the end of the set, guitarist Ray McAndrew slammed his guitar into the drums (didn't break it), and bassist Greg Ambler threw his bass over the railing into the water. (Not the first Captured Tracks band to throw their bass into a river.)

Nothing and Ex-Cult played too. Stay tuned for pics and more on them. Meanwhile you can check out pictures of Perfect Pussy in this post, which continue below...

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Comments (74)

lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:16 AM

litterbugs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:16 AM

Not as badass as when that dude threw his bass off that boat.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:19 AM

how edgy and dangerous! this will totally add to their manufactured cred!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:23 AM

OMG so much punx at SXSW this year

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:24 AM

yawn

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:25 AM

beach fossils did this in 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQV4bqC--w

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:26 AM

So dumb

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:28 AM

sweet tats baby

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:32 AM

Throwing the bass over the edge was probably the best part of their set, cause it was over

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:34 AM

Stinky arm pits

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:38 AM

I've seen it a million times before ==> you will not even remember their name in 5 years

PP will be 2014's Bowling For Soup

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:40 AM

Buckwheat in a headlock

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:46 AM

The hunchback drummer looks like a mouth breather.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:48 AM

Perfect Pussy? More like pussy hounds. Some girl friends of mine who've seen and got closer than most to the guys on their current tour said the guys are complete whores and taking full advantage of their blog hype fame.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:51 AM

She must have a lot of money set aside for clothes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:53 AM

11:51- Well, I lost that bet.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:55 AM

11:51 - Sounds like your girl friends are happily contributing to the problem pal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 11:56 AM

11:51 how else do you think these furbees are gonna get laid? give 'em a fucking break, they fugly.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:08 PM

Yeah these guys will probably never get laid again after the hype cycle dies down. Let them have their fun.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:09 PM

Beach Fossils do this and they're the laughing stock of the internet for screwing up the environment. Perfect Pussy does it now and it's somehow cool? I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:10 PM

C'mon...I like PP, but it is senseless to destroy an instrument...absurd to litter....Much better to donate this bass, or any instrument, to Girls Rock camp, or any other group which helps teach and encourage young kids to get involved in music.

Destroying to make an image is not a message I can support!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:17 PM

I'm kinda diggin' the whole vibe

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:20 PM

One time in 1997, I threw a stale pita triangle out of my window, and I watched it gently sail down to the street below like a graceful butterfly. It was beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:26 PM

bass offerings for rivers goes back to biblical times. Matthew of Euramates threw is goat horn into the Nile to appease Satan's niece. I'm glad to see the tradition continue.

Posted by Beezelbubba(!) | March 14, 2014 12:27 PM

11:56, I think I hinted at that when I said they "got closer than most to the guys." FWIW, not all of them. Mostly just the one with the throw tats, who my friend couldn't help but share the info that their band name is how he made hers feel with his tongue and dick.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:36 PM

if you don't want your bass, hand it off to some broke musician in the crowd! Gear destruction is a stupid waste that reeks of privilege, not "punk." And throwing it into a river is pollution too....anyway, I was at this secret show and it was a musically great time despite this asinine move.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 12:56 PM

It cracks me up when liberal retards talk about "pollution" when there is 9 million metric tons of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean and they sip their Poland spring water.

Small brain issues.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 1:21 PM

"liberal retards"

Kill yourself. Please.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 1:29 PM

PP is the most overrated shit music since phish

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 1:30 PM

How long was their set, 7 minutes?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 1:35 PM

Somebody threw a bass in the river? What horrible pollution!
(A classic case of liberal retards play high and mighty as they buy their plastic little plastic cars and keep buying disposable products thinking they are making a change, while their amazing president keeps dumping toxic waste in oceans and supporting nuclear power. Yes, the word of the day is Liberal Retards)

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 1:40 PM

Yeah usually people be tryin to get da bass out da river!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 2:15 PM

What was that around her neck? Fur and bass pollution? Where is Earth Crisis when you need them?

FIRESTORM

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 2:48 PM

Please throw the rest of your instruments off a bridge.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Fuck bands that do this kind of crap so much. Reeks of privilege is definitely the phrase that comes to mind on multiple levels. Aren't we all tired of this script yet? A bunch of white kids from New York make shitty-on-purpose "punk" band. Hype elevates them to positions of power and influence. They act accordingly with arrogance and conceit. They pull stupid moves like wrecking instruments that a lot of people would be grateful to own. They pick up hefty pay days while their counterparts lavish them with compliments to avoid pointing out the obvious - they don't deserve this, no one deserves this, and it's embarrassing to watch it play out over and over again. The American indie rock scene is born of wealth and privilege, and the more we call this shit "real" the more the word itself loses meaning. The future of punk is looking bleak at best.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 4:03 PM

BUT THAT GOWN THO.

Posted by Vanessa Monique | March 14, 2014 4:17 PM

I love anon comments from spineless haters. y'all bringing back that old youtube comments feel.

Posted by Vanessa Monique | March 14, 2014 4:22 PM

Wait does anyone remember Friends. Didn't they do the same gimmick or something?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 5:03 PM

5:03 - Nope...they just played naked.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 5:16 PM

ha ha pollution yeah, i'm so sure

this is why we need to start limiting secondary education to those with qualifying IQs

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 5:58 PM

Let's hope it's his last bass, and that making it drop wasn't some ├╝ber hip edm social commentary. Fuck this band and their on their knees beg for cred through bad music and shock. It's been done. Go play the gathering. Idiot cunts.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 6:22 PM

not good punk

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 6:48 PM

Throwing a guitar of a bridge is pretty lame. If you going to kill your guitar the time honored tradition is to smash it to bits.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 7:06 PM

Fuck bands that do this kind of crap so much. LOL

Posted by BOBO | March 14, 2014 7:18 PM

i have recovered their bass from the bottom of the gowanus

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 8:04 PM

I saw Perfect Pussy play with Sweet Rack once, it was a great show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 9:25 PM

this girl doesn't sing into the mic and is impossible to hear. I'm confused. Is this supposed to be "performance art" like riff raff? mehhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 9:45 PM

Yeah well their merch man is beautiful atleast they have something going for them

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 10:15 PM

terrible music from terrible people. self-obsessed, bloated ego-trippers. congrats on your "Best New Track's" from pitchfart. it doesn't make you any cooler as a person, unfortunately you're still a bunch of fat asshole rednecks playing the same shitty music as every other crappy punk band from every other shitty town. your only mealticket is miss 'cutie-pie', talentless drama nerd-type turned indie diva-princess, self-righteous and selfish, another indie-rock pseudo-fame whore. wait for that 8.4 'Best New Music' on your LP to roll in so you can really show the rest of the world how much we all suck. mike sniper and ryan schrieber have been hand-holding for too long. mac demarco and perfect pussy both make the same song 40 times over and get 'Best New Track' every time. how about something new? we've all heard White Lung, we don't need a trailer park remake. beach fossils already did the bass in the river, it was stupid then, and it's stupider now. "hey opening band guy, lemme get your bass. do you know who the FUCK i am???"

Posted by deformed pussy | March 15, 2014 12:31 AM

"i have hairy pits and that indicates that i'm a strong and powerful woman who refuses to conform to this male-dominated hegemonic society, and i'm a gross slob"

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 12:34 AM

12:31 - Speaking a lot of truth.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 12:50 AM

Beach Pussy and Wolf Pussy were better.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 1:13 AM

I was on the fence and mostly indifferent towards this band, but they've been basically been the biggest douchebags at SXSW.

They sounded like shit at the NPR showcase and the interview after with Meredith Graves was insufferable. She went on and on about how she was born punk, grew up listening to NPR, and never didn't know who Poly Styrene was. We get it, you're really cool and didn't have a mainstream childhood.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 1:42 AM

Man, if only they threw the ugly fatty drummer in the river, that would have been so much cooler...

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 10:36 AM

Maybe they could throw the animal who mowed down all those people off the bridge. That would be even cooler.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 11:27 AM

Awful photos, learn to frame or crop or something

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 12:07 PM

Y'know, when your face is slathered with make-up and you're squeezed into a skintight dress and basically perpetuating a dozen other gender role stereotypes, your whole not-shaving-your-pits-to-stick-it-to-the-patriarchy statement is kinda groundless. Just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 1:31 PM

Overrated Pussy

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 2:00 PM

Call me when Harry Pussy plays their bridge show

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 8:37 PM

^now yer talkin

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 9:36 PM

The iPods.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2014 11:52 PM

Keep hating anons. This band is living yr dream.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 12:52 PM

Overrated BUT it's nice to see straight up guitar bands for a change.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 12:55 PM

That bassist bro sucks. She's cool though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 12:59 PM

the Ponos

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 1:10 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 1:18 PM

BNM bitches!

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 2:48 PM

^Hope to god you work for Pitchfork because if not you really need to face up to the fact that you have zero life

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 4:29 PM

^anyone who makes the comment that some anon has zero life has zero life.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 9:00 PM

^that makes no sense you fucking idiot

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 9:17 PM

no one would care at all if the name wasn't instant intrigue. They win in that department. Otherwise they are a punk rock band from 98. I like them, but dont listen to the hype.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 9:19 PM

Will be opening for Against Me within a year. Not a compliment.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 10:07 PM

p4k and this blog clearly completely out of touch with what anyone is listening to. go to this band's soundcloud.. half the songs have under 1000 plays..

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2014 10:14 PM

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