Bitchin Bajas are back with a new album entitled Bitchitronics, out July 16, 2013 on Drag City. Bitchitronics is their first realized record from the band as a trio.
Since their first appearance way back in 2010, Bitchin Bajas approach has been simple – unfold tones via synth and keyboard, allowing micro-frequencies to press against each other in a way that pleases the ear, the mind and the soul. From record to record (three albums, a split 7″ and a split 12″, a cassette and an 12″EP), their process is redefined by confronting the technologies of formative and outmoded machines, sliding into different quadrants of the ambient/post-organic/
For Bitchitronics, the concept was: use tape techniques to create and then solve problems – loops and edits were there to make things fun and the music great in the style of experimental tape pioneers upon whose shoulders the Bajas play. Mission bitchin’ accomplished! Recording was mostly done in, all over and around a house in Fennville, MI with three tape machines reeling in the sounds – sometimes, in addition to sounds that have never seen the light of day, you’re also hearing the sound of the light of day on the tape (or when they recorded at night, evening stars). Two 1/4″ tape machines were utilized to make loops and execute the Bitchitronics sound system, one of which discreetly captured the combined sounds of the loops with live playing. Once done, it was back to HQ where edits of the 1/4″ recordings were utilized to create larger tapestries on the 2-track master tape.
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BITCHIN BAJAS TOUR DATES:
Thu. May 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ house show
Fri. May 10 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Sat. May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 6119
Sun. May 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Little Berlin (2430 E. Coral St.)
Thu. May 16 – Portland, ME @ Darkmouth Castle
Fri. May 17 – Jamaica Plain, MA @ Video Underground (385 Centre St.)
Sat. May 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Body Actualized
Sun. May 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Body Actualized [Cosmic Yoga session]
Thu. May 23 – Lafayette, IN @ Foam City
Fri. May 24 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Fri. July 12 – Chicago, IL @ Constellation [Bitchitronics record release show]