Monday, December 12, 2011
8:00pm - with support from smallgang, Former Utopia - 18+
96-98 Pentonville Road,
London, UK N1 9JB
[Facebook Event] - [LastFM Event]
Following the announcement that Bitch Magnet’s original recorded lineup will reunite to perform for the first time since 1989 at All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in December, Damnably are excited to announce a headline London show for the band on December 12, at The Lexington!
Bitch Magnet was formed by bassist/vocalist Sooyoung Park and Jon Fine at Oberlin College in 1986; drummer Orestes Morfin joined shortly thereafter. Immediately following the release of its debut Star Booty in 1988, the band garnered rapturous reviews and established itself among the top-tier of America’s independent music underground. The band’s reputation continued to grow with tours of the US and Europe, and the subsequent releases of Umber (prominently included by Mojo on its list of “Lost Albums You Must Own”) in 1989 and Ben Hur in 1990. The latter two have been frequently cited as a key inspiration for what would become known as “post-rock,” a term that baffled and amused the members of Bitch Magnet when it first surfaced, and still does today.
Along with their contemporaries in Slint, in the years following their breakup, Bitch Magnet has been recognized as a significant influence on generations of aggressive and musically complex bands, including Don Caballero, Mogwai, Rodan, June of 44 and Battles.