Directed by Emma Freeman, “Child Bride” is an intimate and powerful statement of a video, exploring themes of feminism, sexism, child abuse, human rights and gender inequalities through the brutal circumstances that often result from an arranged marriage. Never ones to back down in the face of controversy, CocoRosie’s moving new video is not easily forgettable.
Along with the release of CocoRosie’s “Child Bride” video comes the launch of Girls Against God (GAG), a new print magazine born from the creative union of Bianca Casady and artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk. With a concentration on bold, feminist exploration, GAG aims to illuminate the oppressive, obsolete nature of traditional, male-defined religions and other patriarchal institutions.
Each page of the tabloid-sized publication is lush with colorful perspectives from an international cadre of artists. GAG Issue 1 includes contributors: Antony, Gabby Bess, Melanie Bonajo, Vaginal Davis, Yasmine Hadan, Emely Neu, Kembra Pfahler, Marguerite Stern, Alexyss K. Tylor; and contributions from Johanna Constantine, Mary Hanlon, Julie Higonnet, Molly O’Brien, Chloe Olewitz, Alice O’Malley, Kara L. Rooney, and J.M. Ruellan. Girls Against God is a biannual magazine published through Capricious Publishing, and is available at select bookstores worldwide.
Following last week’s announcement of an extensive fall headlining tour in North America, tickets are on sale now. The sisters will bring their dynamic live performance stateside starting in October, see below for a full list of tour dates.
Tales Of A GrassWidow
01. After the Afterlife
02. Tears For Animals
03. Child Bride
04. Broken Chariot
05. End Of Time
06. Harmless Monster
08. Far Away
09. Roots Of My Hair
10.12.13 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
10.13.13 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10.14.13 – Societe des arts technologiques (SAT)
10.15.13 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
10.17.13 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10.18.13 – Metro – Chicago, IL
10.19.13 – The Cedar – Minneapolis, MN
10.21.13 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10.22.13 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
10.24.13 – The Venue – Vancouver, BC
10.25.13 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
10.26.13 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
10.28.13 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11.07.13 – Sixth and I Historic Synagogue – Washington, D.C.
11.09.13 – The Fillmore at the TLA – Philadelphia, PA