Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion, John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus) is a singer who plays electric violin, bass, ukulele and keytar. Her new album, released as BEACH, called In Us We Trust, was released this July on her own Short Story Records.
In Us We Trust was produced in Brooklyn by Roger Paul Mason, and is an indie-electro project involving an Alligator who triggers dance-y beats. BEACH makes hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock.
Bitch has also recently completed and produced Thunder, a documentary about the folk-singer Ferron, with film-maker Billie Jo Cavallaro (Billie and the Violent Kids), as well as an accompanying album of the singer called Lighten-ing.
Bitch started classical violin at 4, and later expanded her musical horizons by studying fiddling with Andrew Bird. Her band, Bitch and Animal, toured with Ani Difranco in the U.S. and Europe and released two albums on Difranco's label, Righteous Babe Records.
She starred as herself in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Bitch went on to release her first solo album Make This Break This on Kill Rock Stars. In 2008, she started her own label, Short Story Records and released an ep B+TEC! with her Brooklyn-based rock trio Bitch +The Exciting Conclusion. That same year, Bitch produced and released an entire album of one of her musical idols, Ferron, called Boulder. Boulder features performances by such luminaries as Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN) and Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas).
In 2010, she released her self-produced album Blasted! on Short Story Records, funded entirely by her fans via Kickstarter.