[Cover photo credit to Dana Lynn Pleasant]

The artist Bitch’s new album, Bitchcraft, arrives this Friday, February 4th from 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”. You can also check out Wildfire’s recent interview with Bitch to hear about her songwriting, and why some of these songs have a long history for her.

In celebration of the album release, Bitch has released a new video for new album track “Nothing In My Pockets”. An early version of the song was crafted with Melissa York (Team Dresch, The Butchies) years ago and was later reworked for the album.

Bitch comments on the song:

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

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). 

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