Puce Mary released an LP, touring, playing 3 NYC shows (dates with Marshstepper, Orden Mundial & more)
Danish one-woman industrial noise project Puce Mary released her newest album, Persona, earlier this year via Posh Isolation. If you're unfamiliar, you can get a taste from the bleak, distortion-covered and effect-laden track "Courses" below.
She also has a North American tour underway at the moment, and it includes three NYC dates. Most of the tour is with Ligature (ex-The Men, currently Warthog, Foreplay), although he'll be joining for only one of the NYC dates. The first is at ISSUE Project Room on December 5, where Puce Mary will be performing under her given name Frederikke Hoffmeier. That's part of the the three-day Swedish Energies 2014: EMS at 50 series which celebrates 50 years of Stockholm's Elektronmusikstudion (aka EMS) and "brings together a wide-ranging international lineup of visionary electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art." Here's the details on that one:
The night opens with concrete sounds from UK-based Swedish sound artist Jenny Sunesson. Saxophonist Christine Abdelnour, known for the breadth of her textural alto techniques, plays duo with Joachim Nordwall, a member of The Skull Defekts and iDeal label-head. Sound artist Daniel Rozenhall and visual artist / graphic designer Sten Backman appear in a rare collaboration. Copenhagen's Frederikke Hoffmeier, aka Puce Mary, plays a solo set crossing rhythmic industrial and harsh power electronics. The notorious Swedish composer and visual artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff closes the night with a solo performance. A co-founder of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland, von Housswolff's minimal-leaning works explore themes of electricity and communication with the afterlife.
Tickets are on sale now and get you into all three days of the series, which also features cool acts like Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) and The Sons of God, among others.
Puce Mary's next NYC stop is Saint Vitus on December 11 with tourmate Ligature, Destruction Unit-related insanity project Marshstepper. Tickets for that show are on sale now. After that she'll play Palisades on December 19 which is otherwise a punk lineup with local bands Crazy Spirit and Survival, and Spanish hardcore outfit Orden Mundial. Tickets for that show are on sale now too.
That Palisades show is good all around, but if you're going don't miss Orden Mundial who will be here from Spain. Their speed-oriented attack provides an equally heavy contrast to Puce Mary's blasted-out industrial soundscapes. You can stream their newest LP below.
Puce Mary is also playing a show with like-minded NYC noisemaker Pharmakon in Montreal. Meanwhile, as we've discussed, Pharmakon's record release show is this Saturday (11/22) at Palisades. Tickets are still available.
All Puce Mary dates are listed, along with that track stream and the Orden Mundial LP stream, below...
Puce Mary -- 2014 Tour Dates
Nov 16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Complex w/ Hive Mind
Nov 21: Toronto, Canada - NOT DEAD YET - @ The Garrison w/Marshstepper
Nov 28: Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class w/ Aaron Dilloway, Skin Graft, Nyodene D*
Nov 29: Chicago, IL @ Club Rectvm w/ Climax Denial, No Dreams*
Nov 30: Detroit, MI - Something Cold @ Garden Bowl*
Dec 01: Columbus, OH @ Cafe Burbon Street w/ Nyodene D*
Dec 02: Baltimore, MD @ The Crown w/ Gene Pick/Jason Crumer (collab set), FFH, H.C.O.D.*
Dec 03: Providence, RI @ The Penny Gaff w/ Work/Death, H.C.O.D.*
Dec 05: Brooklyn, NY @ ISSUE Project Room (Swedish Energies 2014) (performing as Frederikke Hoffmeier)
Dec 11: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Marshstepper, Aischrolatreia, Ligature
Dec 12: Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola w/ Pharmakon, Marshstepper, Ligature
Dec 19th: Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Crazy Spirit, Orden Mundial, Survival
*= w/ Ligature, Liebestod