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Bag, Alice - Sister Dynamite - New LP
Bag, Alice - Sister Dynamite - New LP
In The Red Records

Bag, Alice - Sister Dynamite - New LP

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2020.  the latest from L.A. punk legend Alice Bag, keeping all the biting commentary of her previous releases, punching it home with some punk rock, Alice and her band with the angst and energy of youth and the anger and wisdom of age, helping give a loud voice to women, especially the punks, queer, and latinx.

Her third solo effort, the album marks a thrilling return to the full-throttle punk that Bag pioneered with her legendary first-wave punk band, The Bags. An unbridled celebration of community and the undeniable power in embracing your own truth, the collection confronts some of the most pervasive problems troubling our world today: unchecked privilege and willful ignorance, systemic inequality and fragile masculinity

Laced with dreamy glockenspiel tones and brilliantly bratty backup vocals from riot grrrl frontliner Allison Wolfe, the video for lead single “Breadcrumbs” depicts a Hansel and Gretel flavored cautionary tale about not treating your partner like a witch. It features Bob Baker Marionette Theater as well as a colorful cast of familiar faces including Allison Wolfe, Nina Diaz, Seth Bogart as well as members of The Linda Lindas, Death Valley Girls and Fresno grrrl gang Fatty Cakes & the Puff Pastries. “‘Breadcrumbs’ is actually inspired by working with Allison,” notes Bag, who previously played alongside Wolfe and Seth Bogart in a band called Cliquey Bitches. “She’s got tons of attitude, and the intonation on that song is totally me imagining Allison singing it.”

With its breakneck velocity and galvanizing melodies, Bag teamed up with her core group of musicians to achieve the album’s kinetic sound. Co-produced by Bag and her longtime collaborator Lysa Flores (who plays rhythm guitar and sings backing vocals on several songs) at L.A.’s Station House Studios, Sister Dynamite finds features guitarist Sharif Dumani and bassist David O. Jones with Candace P.K. Hansen and Rikki “Styxx” Watson trading off on drums, each lending her distinct musicality to the album’s potent rhythms.

Throughout Sister Dynamite, Bag reveals her incredible ability to turn nuanced political statement into impossibly catchy punk songs. While maintaining a “communicate not indoctrinate” line of thought when it comes to her songwriting, she hopes that the songs on Sister Dynamite might help to build the profound sense of solidarity she experienced back in the original L.A. punk community. “What I love about music is that you’re first drawn to it because of the sound and the way it hits you on an emotional level,” says Bag. “Usually it’s only after you listen a while that you start asking, ‘What’s that line about? How does that connect to me?’ So if someone comes away from this album feeling they got some fun and excitement from singing and dancing along, but also felt like they found something that philosophically connects with their own lives, that would mean a lot to me.”

released April 24, 2020

Physical album out 5/8/2020

Alice Bag lead vocals, keyboards, glockenspiel
David Jones bass and backing vocals
Sharif Dumani guitar and backing vocals
Candace PK Hansen drums and backing vocals
on all tracks except as noted below

Special Guests
Rikki Watson Drums on Identified, Even,
Breadcrumbs and Sister Dynamite
Lysa Flores rhythm guitar on Sister Dynamite,
backing vocals on Subele, Breadcrumbs and Switch Hitter
Allison Wolfe Backing Vocals on Breadcrumbs and Even
Mark Rains backing vocals on Súbele

Produced by Lysa Flores and Alice Bag
Recorded and Mixed at Station House Studio by Mark Rains
Mastered by April Golden at Golden
Front and back cover art by Gronk

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