About

Garage Pop Rock N Roll duo Bruiser Queen (St. Louis, MO) blend 21st Century punk stomp with 60’s girl group shimmy. Morgan Nusbaum’s vocals and guitar arrive on stage like a Riot Grrrl but bop to the beat of Jason Potter’s huge, dark drumming.

New album, Heavy High is now available from Certified PR Records.

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BIOGRAPHY
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The collaborative effort began in 2010 and quickly garnered a warm reception on local stages. By 2012, a steady Midwest regional touring regiment and the release of their debut album, Swears, helped them win over Midwest audiences and beyond. Follow-up Sweet Static was released with short-lived Boxing Clever Records, and produced the singles “On The Radio” and “Some Girl’s Ghost” - both winners on the 2014 Village Voice Pazz and Jop Singles Chart. Following a successful PledgeMusic fundraising campaign in the fall of 2017, the duo released their third full-length album, Heavy High on Florida’s Certified PR Records. A recent partnership with booking agency Atomic Music Group has set Bruiser Queen on a trio of coast-to-coast national tours with Crushed Out, FEA, and SadGirl.

In the span of eight years, Bruiser Queen has been voted "Best Rock Band" (2015-2016) and "Best Garage Band" (2014) in RFT Music Awards Readers Polls, ranked on the KDHX Top Album Spins Chart, and has filled supporting slots for influential artists like X, Best Coast, Murder by Death, Wanda Jackson, Polyphonic Spree, American Wrestlers, Corin Tucker Band, and Those Darlins. They’ve also featured in a variety of music festivals including Loufest (2016), Middle of the Map (2014-2015), Savannah Stopover (2016), Valley of the Vapors (2014-2015), Mile of Music (2014-2015), and True/False (2014-2016).

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PRESS CLIPS
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"Part riot grrrl and part art rock" - Examiner.com

"[Singer, Morgan] Nusbaum sounds a lot like a Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) if she grew up on a steady diet of pop and soul." - Confront Magazine

"...like an Alabama Shakes that has traded in blues roots for skiffle." - KXSC (Univ. of Southern California)

"Lead vocalist and guitarist Morgan Nusbaum has a voice like a midnight freight train, full of sheer power and an assuaging, gritty texture..." - Caterwaul Mag

"Verbed out, pushed into the red and full-on fun, they’re more Shannon & the Clams than Vivian Girls" - Orlando Weekly

"[Singer, Morgan Nusbaum] has the type of voice that can turn on a dime, ranging from sweet and soulful to fierce and forceful — often in the same song." - Pittsburgh In Tune

"...a garage-pop band that’s a hot little tempest of oldies and punk...‘Verbed out, pushed into the red and full-on fun, they’re more Shannon & the Clams than Vivian Girls, and they sparked a receptive crowd into a party."" -- Orlando Weekly

"There’s a uniqueness to the female vocals of this male-backed power pop band. They’re kind of crazy and wavering but melodic and pretty at the same time. It has a nice nineties indie pop feel to it, bringing to mind The Muffs and The Breeders." -- Craven Rock, Razorcake