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We already knew Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy will be touring together this month, and in the fall they'll put out a split 7" together too, via Slumberland/Captured Tracks/Fortuna Pop. The songs on the split include a cover and an original from each band, with Joanna Gruesome taking on emo/screamo veterans I Hate Myself's "...And Keep Reaching for Those Stars" and Perfect Pussy doing "Leash Called Love" by Bjork's old band The Sugarcubes. You can stream PP's take on The Sugarbabes and JG's original, "Psykick Espionage," below. The split also comes with a cartoon made by Perfect Pussy guitarist Ray McAndrew's brother Phil, who's also a MAD contributor. "The heroine in McAndrew's comic is a 'split' between Joanna Gruesome front woman Alanna McArdle and Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, who battles misogynists, online trolls and haters everywhere." Check out a gif of the cartoon below as well.

The Joanna Gruesome/Perfect Pussy tour, which also includes Potty Mouth and the Joan of Arc-related The Love of Everything, hits NYC on August 26 at Shea Stadium. Tickets for this stacked show in a tiny venue are still available. Joanna Gruesome also play a free NYC show at South Street Seaport (8/29) three days later with Big Ups. That same day, Perfect Pussy and Potty Mouth play an Asbury Park show at Asbury Lanes.

Potty Mouth have other tour dates coming up after that, including a run with Aye Nako that brings them back to NYC on September 3 at Cake Shop. All of their dates are listed below.

Aye Nako also open the Glasslands (11/1) stop of the Ex Hex and Speedy Ortiz tour (tickets), and Big Ups open the Mercury Lounge (11/2) stop (tickets).

In addition to the Joanna Gruesome and Speedy/Ex Hex shows, Big Ups have other local shows coming up, including one with the reunited Fiasco, Heeney and Turbosleaze at Shea Stadium on September 4; and another opening the Studio at Webster Hall (10/16) stop of Dope Body's tour (one of three NYC shows for Dope Body). Tickets for the Dope Body show are still available.

All lists of dates, and the streams from the Joanna Gruesome/Perfect Pussy split, below...


Perfect Pussy - "Leash Called Love" (Sugarcubes cover)

Joanna Gruesome - "Psykick Espionage"

Side A: Joanna Gruesome
1. Psykick Espionage
2. ...And Keep Reaching for Those Stars (I Hate Myself cover)

Side B: Perfect Pussy
1. Adult World (The Secret)
2. Leash Called Love (Sugarcubes cover)


Joanna Gruesome -- 2014 Tour Dates
08/20 Oakland, CA - 1234 Go Records ~
08/21 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
08/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
08/24 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium*
08/27 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*
08/28 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
08/29 New York, NY - South Street Seaport^
08/30 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel*

~ = w/ Tony Molina
*=w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, & Love of Everything
^=w/ Big Ups


Perfect Pussy -- 2014 Tour Dates
08.26.14 - Shea Stadium - Brooklyn, NY *
08.27.14 - Sinclair - Cambridge, MA *
08.28.14 - First Unitarian Church (Basement) - Philadelphia, PA *
08.29.14 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ ^
08.30.14 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC *
09.05.14 - Mahall's 20 Lanes - Lakewood, OH #
09.06.14 - Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI @
09.07.14 - Pü Fest - St. Louis, MO

* w/ Joanna Gruesome, Potty Mouth & Love of Everything
^ w/ Potty Mouth
# w/ Pity Sex
@ w/ The New Pornographers & Pity Sex


Potty Mouth -- 2014 Tour Dates
Tue Aug 26, 2014 Brooklyn, NY Shea Stadium *
Wed Aug 27, 2014 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair *
Thu Aug 28, 2014 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
Fri Aug 29, 2014 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes ^
Sat Aug 30, 2014 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
Mon Sep 01, 2014 Northampton, MA Three County Fair
Tue Sep 02, 2014 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Wed Sep 03, 2014 New York, NY Cake Shop #
Fri Sep 05, 2014 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
Sat Sep 06, 2014 Richmond, VA Fall Line Fest
Sun Sep 07, 2014 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light #
Mon Sep 08, 2014 Asheville, NC The Mothlight #%
Tue Sep 09, 2014 Nashville, TN The Stone Fox #
Wed Sep 10, 2014 Louisville, KY Dreamland #
Fri Sep 12, 2014 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern #
Sat Sep 13, 2014 Buffalo, NY Sugar City #
Sun Sep 14, 2014 Albany, NY The Low Beat #

* - w/ Joanna Gruesome, Perfect Pussy, The Love of Everything
^ - w/ Perfect Pussy
# - w/ Aye Nako
% - w/ The Young


Big Ups -- 2014 Tour Dates
8/29 South Street Seaport New York, NY w/ Joanna Gruesome
9/4 Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY w/ Fiasco, Heeney, Turbosleaze
10/16 Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY w/ Dope Body
11/2 Mercury Lounge New York, NY w/ Speedy Ortiz, Ex Hex

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