Bottoms released EP (listen), celebrating tonight at Secret Project Robot (which hosts NYC Porn Film Fest next month)
by Bill Pearis
NYC trio Bottoms describe themselves as "two shitty drag queens, a 303 and a drummer" and a "gender-problematizing goth dance band." Simon Leahy and Michael Prommasi were both in Teeth, and they're rounded out by "lead screamer" Jake Dibeler. Musically, Bottoms draw inspiration from acid house, electroclash/dancepunk and other underground dance scenes; lyrically they mix camp with some serious themes. They released "hiv" for World AIDS Day and they talked to FADER about their song "My Body":
Musically, it's was inspired by Terry Riley and the Paradise Garage sound. We're really interested in the dichotomy of upbeat music with a more depressing lyrical theme. It's like sad music for the club -- people dancing to a suicide note. Of course with most of bottoms music, there is always a sense of humor. In this way, the music becomes a fair representation of the three of us as people: simultaneously sad and funny, and complex.
Bottoms' debut EP, Goodbye, was released this week via JD Samson's Atlas Chair label. You can stream a few tracks from it below.
Tonight (1/23) at Secret Project Robot, Bottoms play a record release show with JD Samson and Ryan Smith as your DJs. You can buy advance tickets that also gets you a copy of the vinyl at the show. They've got a few European shows coming up, in April. All dates are listed below.
Leahy is also the founder of NYC Porn Film Festival, which will happen February 27 - March 1 at Secret Project Robot, details still TBA.
Bottoms - 2015 Tour Dates
Fri 1/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot (EP release party w/ JD Samson, Ryan Smith)
Wed 4/15 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Vrankrijk
Fri 4/17 - Paris, France @ Nuba
Sat 4/18 - London, UK @ Club Motherfucker (venue tba)