Bottoms Share “goodbye cruel world”
New York’s bottoms, the self-proclaimed “two shitty drag queens, a 303 and a drummer”, and “gender-problematizing goth dance band” that grew out of Brooklyn’s DIY space Secret Project Robot, will release their debut goodbye ep (12″ vinyl / digitally) on 1/20 via JD Samson (MEN / Le Tigre)’s co-founded Atlas Chair.
Yesterday, Bottoms premiered their closing track from the EP HERE: “Musically, the song was inspired by Terry Riley and the Paradise Garage sound. We’re really interested in the dichotomy of upbeat music with a more depressing lyrical theme. It’s like sad music for the club– people dancing to a suicide note. Of course with most of bottoms music, there is always a sense of humor. In this way, the music becomes a fair representation of the three of us as people: simultaneously sad and funny, and complex.”
Last December on World AIDS Day, bottoms revealed their “hiv” track from the debut goodbye EP .“People have spent a long time keeping quiet about HIV,” Dibeler says. “Conversely, I think it’s really important to scream about it.”
bottoms – Goodbye EP – Atlas Chair:
01. die / rot
04. my body
06. goodbye cruel world
Sat 1/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades (DFA party w/ US Girls, Slim Twig tix HERE)
Fri 1/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot (EP release party w/ JD Samson, Ryan Smith)
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