Bitch Magnet Singapore Home Club
Probably more than any other band, Bitch Magnet sent me in the direction I took with the music I have tried to make.”
– Ian Williams (Battles, Don Caballero)
“Bitch Magnet created this amazing equilibrium between heaviness/prettiness and density/space. These juxtapositions were explored by a ton of bands at the time, but Bitch Magnet wrote songs.”
–Mac McCaughan (Superchunk, Merge Records co-founder)
Formed in the fall of 1986 by Jon Fine (guitar) and Park Sooyoung (bass and vocals) and Orestes Morfín (drums), BITCH MAGNET have been recognized as a significant influence on generations of aggressive and musically complex bands, including Mogwai, Don Caballero, Rodan, June of 44 and Battles.
BITCH MAGNET, inactive since 2004, had their entire remastered Bitch Magnet catalog, plus six previously unreleased tracks, released as a triple-CD and a limited edition triple-LP in late 2011 by Temporary Residence Limited. It was greeted by rapturous critical responses from outlets ranging from the New York Times to Total Guitar, including four-star reviews in Rolling Stone and Mojo and a five-star review in Uncut.
The post-hardcore pioneers reunited at All Tomorrow’s Parties “Nightmare Before Christmas” festival in December 2011, and the band also performed a handful of dates in the UK, Europe and North East Asia in late 2011.
Those performances marked the first onstage appearance of the band’s original recorded lineup – Morfin, Park and Fine – since 1989.
BITCH MAGNET will be joined by Singapore band AMATEUR TAKES CONTROL.
KittyWu presents BITCH MAGNET (US)
Friday, 13 April 2012
Doors open at 8pm
HOME CLUB, 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-01/06, The Riverwalk
Tickets: SGD25 (Advance) / SGD30 (Door)
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The Onion’s A-V Club (Grade: A-): “Uniquely synthesized the dregs of punk, hardcore, and even prog at a time when indie rock was a vast wilderness.”
Jon Pareles, The New York Times: “All sinew, never wasting a note or playing nice.”
Dusted magazine: “A fantastic body of work, as vital and fresh-sounding now as it was when first released . . . Bitch Magnet made music that’s as good as anything else from this period of American rock. An essential reissue.”
Consequence of Sound (four and a half stars): “Nearly lost classics available again.”
Subba-Culcha (9 out of 10): “Spawned a wave of imitators and most certainly fundamentally led the way for a lot of post-rock.”
Uncut (6 stars)
MOJO Magazine (4 out of 5) “Inbetween the US noise wave of Sonic Youth and the initial stirrings of grunge. Bitch Magnet stands a mile high above most of its kin”
Rolling Stone (4 out of 5)