The long-awaited new album from legendary queer music icon Bitch is due out this Friday, February 4 on Kill Rock Stars! 

The new collection urges listeners to think about the state of the world, about evil politicians, about what it means to exist as a woman, and how to find joy along the way. In celebration of the release, Bitch has released an electrifying video for new album track “Nothing In My Pockets” today. An early version of the song was crafted with Melissa York (Team Dresch, The Butchies) years ago and was later reworked for the album. 

Bitchcraft LP out This Friday on Kill Rock Stars
Pre-order here.

“It’s about an emptiness after a breakup. Almost like withdrawal from a drug,” explains Bitch. “When you just feel numb, like nothing is real. Like there is NOTHING.”

The new album has received accolades spanning LA WeeklyMTV NewNowNextBrooklynVegan & GLAAD. Armed with an arsenal of violins, synthesizers, pulsing percussion and witty lyricism, the multi-talented artist takes her sound in a new direction with spectral, heartbreaking, political and beautiful witchy poet pop tracks. Bitch started writing Bitchcraft 8 years ago over the course of several moves and political movements. Eventually landing in LA, she assembled a creative coven to complete the project including Anne Preven (Beyonce, Madonna, Demi Lovato), God-des, and Roma Baran (Laurie Anderson) who all advised her on the production and arrangements. She also co-wrote several songs with Melissa York (Team Dresch, The Butchies) and Faith Soloway (Transparent)


Bitch achieved early notoriety as one half of the queer folk duo Bitch and Animal who went on to tour with Ani DiFranco, whom they caught the ears of while playing a gig at a pizza shop in Provincetown on Cape Cod. In the mid 2000s, Bitch went solo, and shared stages with the Indigo Girls, acted in the film Shortbusco-wrote a song with Margaret Cho, produced two albums of her elder folk hero Ferron, and licensed her music to The L Word
 


National Tour Dates
 
2/2: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
2/4: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
2/11: Albany, CA @ Ivy Room
2/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
3/4: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe

3/18: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – Kill Rock Stars SXSW Showcase
4/2: Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom at the Somerville Theatre
4/6: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
4/7: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
4/8: Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMoca
4/9: Greenfield, MA @ Hawks & Reed
4/13: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
4/17: Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
4/20: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
4/21: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe Lena
4/22: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge
4/23: Portland, ME @ Space
4/30: New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
5/5: Buffalo, NY @ Ninth Ward
5/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
5/11: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
5/12: Grandview, OH @ Natalie’s
5/13: Newport, KY @ Southgate House
5/18: Evanston, IL @ SPACE
5/19: Des Moines, IA @ xBk Live
5/20: Madison, WI @ Bur Oak
5/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
 

Photo Credit (above): Dana Lynn Pleasant