bottoms reveal latest track from debut EP + announce release show

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New York’s bottoms, the self-proclaimed “two shitty drag queens, a 303 and a drummer”, and “gender-problematizing goth dance band” that grew out of Brooklyn’s DIY space Secret Project Robot, will release their debut ‘goodbye EP’ available on 12″ vinyl + digitally on January 20 via JD Samson (MEN / Le Tigre)’s co-founded Atlas Chair. The band are having a release party on Friday January 23rd for the EP in Brooklyn, NY, and there’s a special entry deal: buy a ticket & a 12″. Get the info here >>>

The group revealed the closing track from the EP, Goodbye Cruel World and sad this about the song: “Musically, the song was inspired by Terry Riley and the Paradise Garage sound. We’re really interested in the dichotomy of upbeat music with a more depressing lyrical theme. It’s like sad music for the club– people dancing to a suicide note. Of course with most of bottoms music, there is always a sense of humor. In this way, the music becomes a fair representation of the three of us as people: simultaneously sad and funny, and complex.” Take a listen to Goodbye Cruel World via Soundcloud below.




‘Goodbye EP’ track listing:

01. die / rot
02. boring
03. gasoline
04. my body
05. hiv
06. goodbye cruel world



bottoms’ methods of combining hilarious and terrifying stage antics along with acid house minimalism creates a joyful yet violent experience. bottoms is Simon Leahy, Michael Prommasit, and Jake Dibeler. As co-founder of the annual Bushwig festival, Leahy spearheaded the new “drag explosion” in the Bushwick nightlife scene. More on Bushwig from Michael Musto for New York Times. Leahy is also the founder of New York City P*rn Film Festival which will take place on Friday 2/27, Saturday 2/28 and Sunday 3/1 at Secret Project Robot. “The NYCPFF is a natural progression in Leahy’s artistic career…He used his art for activism, organizing pride marches and combatting homophobia. He also dabbled in the adult art world.”- Mashable

Leahy & Prommasit’s prior band teeth, has toured internationally. Dibeler is a performance artist whose work touches on historical anxieties surrounding HIV and gay suicide, which he uses as the basis of his lyrics.

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