Saturday, December 14 2013
at Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
Bruiser Queen presents:
The Twelve Bassists of Christmas
featuring the World's Largest Tambourine Ensemble
with Middle Class Fashion
and Sleepy Kitty Music
Featured bassists include: Brian McClelland (Middle Class Fashion), Paige Brubeck (Sleepy Kitty), Melinda Cooper (Town Cars), Syrhea Conaway (Syna So Pro), Wade Durbin (Pretty Little Empire), Kevin Schneider (The Blind Eyes), Beth Bombara, Kit Hamon, Matt Harnish (BUNNYGRUNT), Bryan Perry (Burrowss), Celia Shacklett (Fire Dog) and more.
BRUISER QUEEN - "In Your Room/Ms. Everything" Fuzzy modern garage rock from this St. Louis duo. The vocals are amazing. They are strong and delicate while also projecting an odd-ish quality to keep it interesting. Parts 60s girl group, part Siouxsie Sioux. Unfortunately it means the music takes a backseat. The songs are catchy and simple, but exist to back up the vocals. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing. I like this a lot. (CK) (Certified PR)
"Bursting forth from St. Louis with the force of a thousand toasted ravioli, BRUISER QUEEN blends 21st Century garage-punk stomp with 60's girl-group shimmy to create a sound raw enough to blow your speakers, yet sophisticated enough to blow your mind.
“In Your Room,” the A-side of their latest whiz-bang offering on Certified PR Records, melds kitschy, SHANNON & THE CLAMS-like sixties-isms with the earnest, straight-ahead she-rock of modern troopers like THE ETTES, delivering a determined rocker that manages to be hammering without coming off as unskilled, and clever without appearing overly cute.
The flip side, “Ms. Everything,” is a bittersweet and even catchier excursion down the same path, with Morgan Nusbaum's dynamite vocals acting as some manner of magnetic attention beacon over the top of Jason Potter's waves of miscellaneous crunchings -- the type of song that one'd imagine could be a big mainstream hit if it ever fell into the hands of blander practitioners ((at least in a happy, imaginary world where the earning of big mainstream hits is at least rudimentarily merit-based)).
Bruisers and queens alike will dig the six-and-a-quarter minutes of genius contained herein, as BRUISER QUEEN manage to strike the perfect balance between “bruiser” and “queen” whilst never once sounding sonically reminiscent of Dick Afflis putting a hammerlock on Freddy Mercury!"
Order your copy today for a chance to win an autographed test pressing!
CPR029 - Bruiser Queen
"In Your Room" b/w "Ms. Everything" 7", 2013
Friends, we've such exciting news for you! Our next release will be a shiny vinyl single on Certified PR Records out of Florida! It'll be "In Your Room" b/w "Ms. Everything" - 2 tracks on vinyl that will come with an expanded 5 song EP/CD that we recorded in Memphis at 5 and Dime Recording.
We're SO excited to be joining the Certified family and can't wait for you to hear it!
We will be celebrating Record Store Day 2013 with a new release (kind of) and 2 FREE shows! We'll be releasing 100 copies of our debut album "Swears" on cassette through Eat Tapes Records, with release parties on the 12's: noon at Vintage Vinyl - St. Louis and midnight at Lemmons.