The SHORT STORY:
Bitch 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.
Her new project, BEACH, features her electric violin and involves an Alligator who triggers dance-y beats. BEACH makes hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock
She first burst onto the scene with her band, Bitch and Animal, who toured the US and Europe with Ani Difranco and released two albums on Righteous Babe Records. Bitch debuted her solo material on the legendary Kill Rock Stars. She starred as herself in John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) Shortbus, and her songs were featured on Showtime’s The L Word.
BEACH’s new album, In Us We Trust, was released in 2013 on Bitch’s own label, Short Story Records.
The LONG STORY:
Bitch is a singer who plays electric violin, bass, ukulele and keytar. She recently launched her new project, BEACH, which she describes as indie-electro rock fronted by her electric violin. On stage, an Alligator triggers beats on what they call “the machine” Together, they make hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock.
Born Karen Mould, this artist started studying classical violin at 4, and later expanded her musical horizons by studying fiddling with Andrew Bird. Her band, Bitch and Animal, toured with Ani Difranco in the U.S. and Europe and released two albums on Difranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records.
She starred as Bitch in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The artist went on to release her first solo album Make This Break This on Kill Rock Stars.
In 2008, she started her own label, Short Story Records and released an ep B+TEC! with her Brooklyn-based rock trio Bitch +The Exciting Conclusion.
That same year, Bitch produced and released an entire album of one of her musical idols, Ferron, called Boulder. Boulder features performances by Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, Julie Wolf, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN) and Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas).
Her songs have been featured on Showtime’s The L Word.
Bitch has also recently completed Thunder & Lighten-ing, a documentary and new album she and Billie Jo Cavallaro have produced of Ferron, which will also be released on Short Story in 2013.
-—————-WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT THE ARTIST:
“If audience response is a gauge, BEACH’s new slate of songs is
rocking the house”–Curve Magazine July 2013
“On stage, the violinist/vocalist is a force to be reckoned with.” Flavorpill
“Bitch is an indie hero known for her fierce fiddling and political fire.” Time Out, NY
“Bitch’s mouthy wordplay and virtuous electric violin playing are ferociously hot” – The Village Voice, New York
“Her electrifying stage persona hasn’t mellowed a bit.” Time Out, Chicago
“Renaissance woman” Windy City Times, Chicago
“A wild-spirited breed of folk troubador” Decider, Austin
(about her single, Ibuprofen) ”a humorously biting break-up song hoping to become your summertime anthem” The Deli LA
“Listening to BEACH’s new track In Us We Trust, I immediately loved the hype dance and frenetic energy of the song” Music Emissions