Cover/Comic by Phil McAndrew

Cover/Comic by Phil McAndrew


 
Today, Cardiff noise-poppers Joanna Gruesome and Syracuse, NY, punks Perfect Pussy announced their plans to release a split 7-inch, to be sold in limited quantities on the band’s upcoming U.S. tour. The 7-inch features four songs total, with each band contributing one original new tune and one cover. Joanna Gruesome takes on a tune by ’90s emo titans I Hate Myself, whereas Perfect Pussy tackles the Sugarcubes’ Leash Called Love. The record also comes with a 24-page comic by Phil McAndrew, brother of Perfect Pussy’s guitarist Ray McAndrew. In the comic, whose cover appears above, a superhero (who is half-Alanna McArdle of Joanna Gruesome and half-Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy) battles misogynistic online trolls and other assorted enemies.
 
The 7-inch will see a joint release from Slumberland, Captured Tracks and Fortuna Pop, and fans can expect a digital release this fall. Joanna Gruesome has also shared one of their contributions to the split single, the fiercely hooky Psykick Espionage. Check out that track and Perfect Pussy’s cover below, along with the full tracklist for the split single and Joanna Gruesome’s upcoming tour dates, among them a handful of shows with Perfect Pussy.
 

 

 
Tracklist For Joanna Gruesome/Perfect Pussy Split:
Side A: Joanna Gruesome
01. Psykick Espionage
02. …And Keep Reaching for Those Stars (I Hate Myself cover)
Side B: Perfect Pussy
01. Adult World (The Secret)
02. Leash Called Love (Sugarcubes cover)
 
Tour Dates For Joanna Gruesome:
08/20 – Oakland, CA – 1234 Go Records ~
08/21 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
08/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell
08/24 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
08/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium*
08/27 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
08/28 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church*
08/29 – New York, NY – South Street Seaport^
08/30 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
 
~ – w/ Tony Molina
* – w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth and Love Of Everything
^ – w/ Big Ups