Bitch (from Bitch and Animal, Shortbus) is back with a new collection of songs, including an epic video for her pop anthem, “New Year,” released in January 2019. Armed with her unusual instrumentation of electric violin, keytar, ukulele and bass, Bitch’s live show combines epic dance-y tunes as well as tender, intimate, stripped-down songs.
Bitch is no stranger to the stage. As on half of the duo Bitch and Animal, she released 3 albums (including two on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records). After going solo, she put out an album via Kill Rock Stars, three on her own imprint (Short Story Records), and also starred as herself in Shortbus (the 2006 feature film from Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s John Cameron Mitchell). Bitch has collaborated with her elder and folk idol Ferron, producing two of the singer’s albums. She has co-written a song with Margaret Cho, and before starting her own career, studied fiddle with Andrew Bird.
For Bitch, “New Year” marks the start of a new chapter in a life guided by musical passion. We will see more single releases from Bitch this year, moving into her new sound that she affectionately calls “poet pop.