Blasted!

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Bitch's 4th solo studio album, "Blasted!" features her electric violin and lyrical prowess.

Recorded in Brooklyn, NY, Three Rivers, Michigan and Asheville, NC between the winter of 2008 and the spring of 2009.

Released on Bitch's own label, Short Story Records, with help from her loyal fan base via a Kickstarter project.

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released March 22, 2010

Produced by Bitch

Co-Produced by Gabriel Kubitz, Liz Kelly, Wayne Schrengohst

Executive Produced by Saqi Dosai

Mixed by Steve Fisk

Engineered by Vivian Stoll, Bitch, Gabriel Kubitz and Liz Kelly

Guest musicians include: Liz Kelly, Gabriel Kubitz, Lee Free, Geo Wyeth, Josh Davis and Lindsay Elect.

Includes a cover of the BeeGees "Stayin Alive"

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Bitch Brooklyn, New York

Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Shortbus) is known for her unique brand of electric violin performance art meets bass, ukulele and keytar rock. Her shows, like her name, are exercises in self-liberation.

She has released 8 albums, including 3 with Bitch and Animal, (2 on Ani Difranco's label, Righteous Babe Records) 1 with Kill Rock Stars, and three on her own label, Short Story Records
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Track Name: Kitchen
I need to rely on my notebooks now
need to get it down when i'm down
listen up when i'm up

chase my words around
chase my joy
whether to-words you
or away from you boy

Nah nah nah nah nah nah

I'm sitting in a haze
mess of my best friend's kitchen
i am comfortable in it (yeah)

Ry, her child
is spinning from the ceiling
we are circuses and recycled art
trash picked into beautiful

there's a kettle of knowledge
on the stove
it knows that we go where warmth goes
and i'm about to go

Nah nah nah nah nah nah

But my whistle gets so hot
which makes me get all fired up
which makes you want to fuck me
but oh-so-hard to love me
through the bridge of this

I'm sitting in a haze
mess of my best friend's kitchen
i am comfortable in it (yeah)

Our love had been the ocean to me
now you're swimming off in her sea
you crossed it to get away from me
changed your name
found your fame
and took back your ring

it's a cloudy day
and the sun is making its way
back to me

it's a beautiful walk
it was true and all talk

it's all booze and trash
as you would say in your language
you're a tattoo stashed
under my eye bag

nah nah nah nah nah nah

ooh--i'm settling
getting my feathers back together-ing
it took a minute or so
to remind me who i was
i'm not a ring
i am more for sing

all earth shakes
all earth shakes
and i was shaken
oh i was shaken

there's a highway between us
i'm about to get on it
feel the plate shift tectonic
and go


copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Lost You
What if I lost you
what if the tide came in
and washed away
all of our footprints

What if this is us--left
because that's the way we turned
and then no going back
that's cruel and that's fact
there's heavy in back
and that's you
and that's that

What if love doesn't multiply
it just subtracts?
Scratches its fear on my face
and marks me like that

leaves trails of seasons
but nothing to replace
leaves fallen
veins collapse
leave me something sweet love
leave me something sweet love

a house that doesn't shake
a mouth that doesn't fake
a shout that doesn't make

a house that doesn't shake
a mouth that doesn't fake
a shell that doesn't break

these are the things i need

Now it's raining on my roof
and a train goes by like truth
loud, then off to distance

Am I always chasing down a track
trying not to, but always looking back
all hands all heavy with attack
and what I lack
and that's you
and that's that

There's no going back
that's cruel and that's fact
there's heavy in back
and that's you
and that's that

copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Open Up
There's lightning
across the yard
it's brewing like i am
it makes me mad
when you don't just
speak up

crickets fight
the train sounds
and thunder
wins it all

the whole sky's
about to open up
and so am I

The rain is getting harder
and the wind picks up speed
you can hold a lot of things
but you can't hold me

the whole sky's
about to open up
and so am I

Now I see
all the house-lights go up
you're about to turn it all off
it's just like she says,
"the spirit is law"

so I'll hold fast to the mother
she turns me around

I'll hold fast to the mother
she turns us all around

hold fast to the mother
she turns us around
hold fast to the mother
she turns us around

the whole sky's
about to open up
and so am I

copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Blasted!
at some point, shit happens
that makes a result permanent
there was no going back
no coming home from Germany
the war there was too close, too heavy
and had poured its pain into my bones

Now I'm Blasted!
standing in awe
of the fireworks of you
it was forecasted
to be ash to ash
and dust to dust
about to get burned
in the battle of us

You say I tell stories to myself
what else could I do?
I was sore, sure--the leaves had left
no trace of you
I won't cry anymore
that salt hurts
and it's just thirst
I'll just add another scar to my belt
promise myself to never forget how this felt

Now I'm un-Masted!
caught in the storm I always knew would come
and the headlights and the headlines
are all signed and done

I lost you to the ocean
to that sense of somewhere else
you always needed to be
I'm over clouds now
being catapulted back
to pick up the pieces of our home
I will go on--a shadow of myself
a piece of darkness wherever I roam

That was Drastic!
the way you left, the way you looked,
the way you loved, the way you tasted
I knew sorrow would fill my stomach
at the end of this dinner with you

Now I'm Blasted!


copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Punk-chew-ation
I'm writing just cuz writing's there
what if the road stopped
who would I be and where?

Just me on top of magical mound
elves all doing my hair?

I could dig that--
even though scared is in my garden
I could dig around for the guts
that made me soft
instead of harden

Do you think I could untie and sing?

I'm writing cuz you pissed me off
over and over for years
Now I'm driving through the over-populated town of my fears
After I've held on to that hard
to that fire for so long
how do I just cool out in the water, let my body be the song?

I don't want to go home
it feels like I have no home
except for this globe that's slowly warming
I'm gonna write with all my hottest love
Cuz I am Punk-chew-ation
forming

I'm writing cuz I can and I will and I want to
I'm writing cuz Valerie Solanas
died hungry in some hotel room
salt air breaks on window pane

I'm writing cuz Ferron's given me a song
that if every other one died away
it would still be left to say
when the rainbow breaks
you're still gonna be ok

Do you think I could untie and sing?

I'm writing cuz you pissed me off
over and over for years
Now I'm driving through the over-populated town of my fears
After I've held on to that hard
to that fire for so long
how do I just cool out in the water, let my body be the song?

I don't want to go home
it feels like I have no home
except for this globe that's slowly warming
I'm gonna write with all my hottest love
Cuz I am Punk-chew-ation
forming

copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Afghanistan
I'm so freaky and fucked up

look Afghanistan just blew up

I'm so blue I could throw up

will you catch me

yeah will you catch me?


copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Bugs
There are bugs and you have left

Outside the sky is heavying to black



Are you ever coming back?



I wanted to love you down every path

I don't know why I didn't

Now I'm out here where the lands are flat

Flat-lands

One car off in the distance

I can hear it's every move

Without you



Are you just gathering to storm, is that your form?



There are mushrooms sounding out their lonely

Summer's beginning



There are one-leaved, and two-leaved

And three-leaved, and five-leaved

But no you, not now, I am left

You leave



Are you just gathering to storm, is that your form?


copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: The Rain is the Only thing that's Clear
something's done
something's lost

something won
something cost

now it rains
try to wash

now it's grey
where color was

once again
i feel lost

bought the dream
forgot the cost

now your house
is torn and tossed

all these years
you've lived that loss

the road is dark
it can be long

never home
to sing your song

head into headlights
home is sound

ride
until we're found

i guess
i'll be moving on

forget the hand
you counted on

breach of trust
breath of fear

the rain
is the only thing
that's clear


copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Cat's Kills
one thing I love about you
is you're not all strip malls

trees stand still
on the other side of you

and some of us can get there to breathe them
when all old hope is gone

I love that you're holding me now
in this time of my needlepoint healing

I'm sewing up the know I know
and the flow I flow
hemming out the blow by blow
of you--oh oh

those Cat's Kills
those fierce hills
those Cat's Kills
those fierce hills

Home I wanna know you
home I wanna know you
these bones hold under you
are tired now from your concrete
where my whole life is minus what we are
my whole life some unknown star

those Cat's Kills
those fierce hills
those Cat's Kills
those fierce hills

my whole life is minus what we are
my whole life some unknown star


copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Wisdom
Oh, Wisdom!

Teach me with Time!

I woke up, feeling so Fine!

Lead me to your Castle of Would!

Far away from these Shackles of Should!


copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Bitch covers the BeeGees - Staying Alive
You can tell
by the way I walk
I'm a woman's man
and no time to talk

Music loud
and women warm
I've been kicked around
since i was born

But it's ok
I'm staying alive
oh, I'm staying alive

You can try to understand
the New York Times effect on man

Whether you're a mother
or whether you're a brother
You're staying alive

Do you feel the city breaking
and everybody shaking
Oh let's stay alive

ah, ah, ah
staying alive

ah, ah, ah
staying alive

I get low and I get high
if I can't get either I really try
I got the wings of heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man
and I just can't lose

Whether you're a mother
or whether you're a brother
You're staying alive

Do you feel the city breaking
and everybody shaking
Oh let's stay alive

ah, ah, ah
staying alive

ah, ah, ah
staying alive