“We recorded a demo, threw it up online and forgot about it. Then, out of the blue, some music media outlets heard it and passed it around. Within days, it was all over the Internet after sitting quietly by itself for months. Things started to get very real.”
Meredith Graves, lead singer for Syracuse, New York’s Perfect Pussy, isn’t kidding.
Listening to the 26-year-old talk about her noisenik quintet’s surprise 2013 hit “I Have Lost All Desire for Feeling,” it’s hard to recall another band, especially one so brazenly non-commercial, enjoying this kind of meteoric rise — much less from a lo-fi cassette EP recorded on a lark.
It’s not just an underground phenomenon, either. Decidedly un-punk publications like Rolling Stone and The New York Times have spilled ink on the group. They’re currently touring behind their debut full-length, “Say Yes to Love” (Soundposts review here), and headline The Vera Project Monday — their first Seattle show. They’ve been together less than a year.More