Queercore Icons Team Dresch Announce 7″ + Set Off On Northeast Fall Tour
Tours the Northeast and Durham, NC
Announces New 7” out 9/27
This September, Queercore heroes Team Dresch will set off on the Northeastern leg of their tour in celebration of their 25th anniversary reissues and their new 7”. If you’re a genre queen and want to experience the venn diagram of grunge, emo, riot grrrl, and queercore, please come to the hug fest.
The recent digital release of their new song “Your Hands My Pockets” was called an infectious hit and met by an enthusiastic community of longtime queercore listeners, punkers, and new fans alike. The 7” includes another new single, “Basket,” and will be released on September 27th on Jealous Butcher Records.
This leg of the tour features drummer Melissa York, who wrote and played on “Captain My Captain.” Team Dresch is officially a quintet, but drummer Marcéo Martinez will hold down the Portland HQ during this leg. . In signature Team Dresch style, the new singles are undeniably pop/punk, rife with grunge/melodic catchiness, but also brimming with bristle and depth, conjuring feelings of longing and desire, and the need for human connection. The band’s live performances reflect their love for each other, and are sure to ignite the spirit of the “take-no-shit attitude” of third wave feminism and 90s zine culture.
Catch Team Dresch on tour with Des Ark and others:
September 29th Washington D.C at The Black Cat
with Des Ark and Princess
October 1st Jersey City, NJ at Monty Hall with Des Ark
October 2nd New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge
with with Des Ark and Teenage Halloween
October 3rd Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer
with Screaming Females and Des Ark
October 4th Somerville, MA at ONCE Ballroom
with Shepherdess & Stubborn Hearts
October 5th Easthampton, MA at Flywheel
with Feminine Aggression & DUMP HIM
October 7th Durham, NC at Motorco
More On Team Dresch:
Team Dresch are an integral part of an impassioned group of radical queer artists who spearheaded theQueercore movement and are amongst the most memorable queer/feminist icons of the 90s. The band is Donna Dresch (guitar and bass), Jody Bleyle (guitar, bass, and vocals), Kaia Wilson (guitar and vocals), Marcéo Martinez (drums), and Melissa York (drums). They have reissued their two albumsPersonal Best and Captain My Captain, and have put together an exciting compilation of hard to find singles entitled Choices, Chances, Changes (the title an homage to the names of various queer bars they played at in the 90’s) via Jealous Butcher Records. Their new 7” featuring their recent single “Your Hands My Pockets” and their upcoming single “Baskets” will drop on September 27th!
More On Des Ark:
During the last decade, Aimée Collet Argote has had more bands called Des Ark than she has albums under that name. She’s howled and jerked in sweaty houses and rock clubs, backed by a drummer, another drummer, yet another drummer and a second guitarist, and a small symphony. She’s brought big crowds to a whisper with nothing but her voice and a banjo or a tiny guitar that kept slipping out of tune. And though it perennially confuses the crap out of crowds expecting one thing & getting the other, she somehow manages to maintain these two separate Des Ark’s — different songs, utterly different audience experiences — and the dissonance & tension in turn somehow bind together in a brilliant display of songwriting. For this tour, she’ll be joined by Ashley Arnwine (Pinkwash, Waxahatchee), Mike Taylor (Pg.99, PygmyLush), and Chris Taylor (Pg.99, PygmyLush)