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Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy are touring relentlessly this year in support of their debut album Say Yes to Love, and this weekend they return to NYC for two shows. First, they play the rowdy, all ages Death by Audio tonight (4/4) and then Mercury Lounge on Saturday (4/5). Both are sold out. Updated dates are listed below.

The band were also just interviewed by Human Serviette Nardwuar, which as you can imagine, gets pretty funny (especially when Nardwuar says, "you're gonna make me say... pussy!"). Meredith also talks about Lorde tweeting the lyrics to one of Perfect Pussy's songs: "It was really sweet because she's cool... she's cool." They also discuss Meredith's love for Ultramagnetic MCs, MxPx, Big Eyes and more.

As you may know, Perfect Pussy have only been a band for few months, but have quickly graduated from small basement shows to playing clubs like Mercury Lounge and the NPR showcase at SXSW. Before seeing them in one of those clubs this weekend though, you can revisit the early days with a video of one of the band's first shows in Philly from this past July. The crowd's packed tightly in, the ceiling is super low, oh yeah, and there's sparklers. Maybe it's not as legendary as say, an early Kraftwerk video, but you know.

Videos and the list of dates below...

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Nardwuar vs Perfect Pussy

Perfect Pussy at 4qhq in Philly - July 10, 2013

Perfect Pussy at 4qhq in Philadelphia, July 10th, 2013 from Better Basements on Vimeo.

Perfect Pussy -- 2014 Tour Dates
04.04.14 - Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY ~
04.05.14 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY +
04.24.14 - The Middle East (Downstairs) - Boston, MA *
04.25.14 - First Unitarian Church (Basement) - Philadelphia, PA *
04.26.14 - DC9 - Washington, DC *
04.27.14 - Gallery 5 Arts - Richmond, VA *
04.28.14 - King's Barcade - Raleigh, NC *
04.29.14 - Mammal Gallery - Atlanta, GA *
04.30.14 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL *
05.03.14 - Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX $
05.05.14 - Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK *
05.07.14 - Sweatshop - Omaha, NE *
05.08.14 - Gabe's Oasis - Iowa City, IA *
05.09.14 - Shakespeare's Lower Level - Kalamazoo, MI $
05.10.14 - Trumbullplex - Detroit, MI *

~ w/ Total Slacker, Friendless Bummer, Sarongs
+ w/ Tumul and Green Dreams
* w/ YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN and Green Dreams
$ w/ Green Dreams

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Comments (42)

"As you may know, Perfect Pussy have only been a band for few months, but have quickly graduated from small basement shows to headlining clubs like Mercury Lounge"

Oh cmon, you just set yourself up for a beating when you write an idiotic line like that. Death By Audio is a grungy basement and Mercury Lounge is a glorified one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 11:33 AM

I would put up any amount of clams to see them live. Even in a tiny box of a club. Just try and snatch that ticket out of my hand. I will split your lips with my fist.

Gina.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 11:53 AM

^You obviously have no life at all

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 11:53 AM

I enjoy this band. Who wouldn't 'Say Yes to Love' though? It's saying yes to modern capitalistic lifestyle that's the hard part.

Posted by Julian | April 4, 2014 11:55 AM

They're a fun band. I don't get all the hate.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 11:57 AM

i give it a 2.7

Posted by ben from the men | April 4, 2014 11:57 AM

"Who are you? No, really, WHO ARE YOU?"

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:01 PM

how can any single human being be as annoying as meredith graves?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:07 PM

How do they get so much time off from Pita Pit? Seriously. My manager gets all cunty when I ask her for one day, let alone a tour's worth.

Posted by Ben from the Men | April 4, 2014 12:07 PM

Ben from the Men=JD Samson from Men

google it
tell me I'm wrong

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:15 PM

^it's hard to distinguish because THEY ARE THE SAME PERSON!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:19 PM

Shout out to everyone holding it down at The Pita Pit!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:25 PM

no Total Slacker tonight. they bailed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:27 PM

Total Slacker's Jetta broke down on the way home from Pita Pit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:30 PM

I'd see this band live if there wasn't a risk of the bassist feeling cool and throwing his bass at me.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:34 PM

^^That's not all he'll throw at you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:36 PM

Blink and the show is over.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:36 PM

yeah, this is a really important band...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:37 PM

^^ more important than Ben and the men

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:40 PM

a video from one of their first shows.... three months ago.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:47 PM

The trick to their success if that they are on and off the stage so quickly before people can realize how badly they suck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 1:00 PM

I don't partake in any of the Perfect Pussy hate, I never really gave them a fair shot and I don't like judging bands before I listen to their music. I had heard a little bit of their new LP that dropped that everyone was creaming themselves over and I thought it was OK, but again I didn't give it a fair shot to form a valid opinion.

With that said, I just watched the Nardwuar interview and I don't think I'll ever be able to take this band seriously. Hearing this chick talk about dumping a jar of her own menstrual blood on all their records in the pressing stages was absolutely cringe worthy. Its very rare where I see/hear something so fucking stupid that it makes me question the future of humanity.

I guess if you are into that kind of stuff then it gives the purchase of the record more value. I do not see the appeal in owning a record with someones blood pressed on it though, let alone from a woman's vagina.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 1:10 PM

Even though they are playing two shows, I don't think the "[Band Name} Are Here" is warranted - they came from Syracuse, NY not Sweden or something

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 2:33 PM

Did they throw Nardwuar off the bridge after the interview?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 2:35 PM

Menstrual fluid does not come from the vagina. Its comes from the uterus, and exits through the vagina.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 2:36 PM

1:10 is Ben from the Men's rabbi.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:02 PM

Meredith Graves is so awful in interviews, it's fantastic. She gives way too much information all while making it really clear that she's been punk since infancy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed we'll get something like that Vivian Girls bathtub interview out of her.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:03 PM

3:03 is Ben from the Men himself.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:12 PM

The hummus at Pita Pit is below average. I feel as though the consistency is all wrong... It reminds me of wood glue. :(

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:17 PM

poor hummus

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 4:19 PM

this chick is fucking insufferable

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 5:01 PM

Dude took the words right out of my mouth. Nardwuar interviews are usually always entertaining but this was impossible to get through.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 5:48 PM

what an annoying pos

Posted by Malembi | April 4, 2014 7:06 PM

obviously they're doing something right to have this many haters...just don't read the article then, don't watch the interview, don't go to the shows. By constantly complaining like you are in a public forum, you are only adding to their notoriety. Be honest,by being vocal your real intention is to pull down the bands recent acclaim, which stinks of jealousy far more than it does purism. Couldn't we just not support the band as a community? if they really aren't a good band at their core and this is just "hype"? Won't they just fall off eventually like every other buzz band. Right now all this activity among you makes every music blogger out there excited to cover them. yeah the posturing is annoying but who in a band isn't swollen from ego? I personally enjoyed the album.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 8:14 AM

^ STFU loser

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 8:38 AM

^ STFU loser telling people to stfu loser

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 3:43 PM

Listened to Masters of Illusion this morning...fucking weird coincidence, man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-AFxHUfBXk

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 6:37 PM

I'd fuck her*

*giving y'all some ammo/yr game is weak

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 7:00 PM

I'm watching Vice and I wish this Thomas kid would step on a landmine. More insufferable than Perfect Pussy and Total Slacker AND DIIV combined. What a piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 7:01 PM

^that guy is like a a living bowl of porridge

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 7:05 PM

u r a excelent band...

Posted by Mercier | May 8, 2014 6:25 AM

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