Childbirth Successfully Bears It's a Girl!
The city has three happy new mothers—Seattle "supergroup" Childbirth delivered its debut LP today. Written by Chastity Belt's Julia Shapiro, Pony Time's Stacy Peck, and Tacocat's Bree McKenna, It's A Girl! is now available on cassette through Help Yourself Records.
Clocking in at 17 minutes long, It's a Girl! is a short, scrappy punk record full of songs about lesbian sex, joke sex, menopause, and "Marination Station," a tune about disgraced NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak that is curiously named after the local Hawaiian-Korean fusion restaurant.
Nacho Picasso Drops New Mixtape "Trances With Wolves" Just two months after dropping his last record High & Mighty and earning himself a custom Lil' Woody's hamburger, Nacho Picasso has released a brand new mixtape Trances With Wolves, which features The Neverending Story's evil Gmork on the cover. As grisly as ever, the record is a spooky, It's-A-Man's-World romp through a druggy haze.
Nacho was recently placed on Esquire's "15 Bands to Watch in 2014" list alongside Earl Sweatshirt. Esquire calls him "the Pacific Northwest's answer to Odd Future and the A$AP Mob, and might even make people forgive Seattle for giving us Macklemore."
The Gits' drummer Steve Moriarty Calls For Boycott of NBC Show
In 1993, Seattle punk band The Gits' lead singer Mia Zapata was tragically raped and murdered. The case remained open without any leads until a DNA sample in 2003 traced the crime to fisherman Jesus Mezquia, who was convicted for 36 years in prison in 2004.
Now, The Git's drummer Steve Moriarty is asking fans to boycott an upcoming NBC crime show Dead of the Night spotlighting the case, claiming it is "Gitsploitation." From Moriarty's Facebook post:
NBC’s True Crime in the Dark* (or something equally as tasteless) series, recently filmed a reenactment of the murder of our friend Mia Zapata. They used actors and canned music. I tried to have civil and logical conversations with the producers of the show, however, NBC did not think that using The Gits music or film footage of Mia playing live was worth paying customary and fair licensing fees as established by ASCAP, BMI and the recording Industry.
There is nothing artistic, musical or positive about the re-telling of Mia’s brutal death. Nothing except a cheap way for NBC to sell ads for a younger, hipper demographic which the network desperately needs.
The piece will air in June and does not have the endorsement of any of the band, Mia’s family or immediate friends. It is simply, Gitsploitation and I suggest local business refrain from advertising products and services on NBC during the month of the one hour episode of “murder in the dark”. (Or whatever the title) featuring The murder of Mia and the city of Seattle.