Patriarchy - "Asking For It" Red Splatter 12" Vinyl
850 W Lincoln St
Phoenix AZ 85007
LA snuff metal outfit, Patriarchy, has arrived with the release of their debut record, Asking For It, through DERO Arcade.
Patriarchy is a stunning and equally surprising collaboration between the “Predator Romantic” herself Actually (aka Actually Huizenga) – LA-Based multidisciplinary artist – and Andrew Means (3Teeth multi-instrumentalist), revealing a new focus toward the darker, heavier side of synth-punk/new-wave & industrial music.
Their fresh work explores themes of sex, power, subversion & death, with what appears to be an intense interest in Ancient Greek Mythology & 80's slasher films, a heavy dose of Mulholland Drive, and a sound that is equal parts ABBA and NIN.
"Patriarchy" is a word I would like to destroy for myself and yet make my own. We live in a Patriarchy, and it won't be changing for a while - so why not grab it by the balls and fuck it? So that's what I'm doing - fucking and enjoying the situation I'm in, even if it disrespects and discriminates against me.
The title "Asking For It," is a reflective jab (or prick if you will) at life's very existence. The molecules of your body somehow came together to form your complaining ass, so I guess you were asking for it! And "asking," is a word, and what is a "word," really? So if you say "No," sometimes another random mass of molecules might mistake that as a "Yes," so you better fight the fuck back and teach these fuckers how to treat you like a god. Because that's what humans like- they adore a god, and they will crawl on the backs of corpses still holding their weeping children, in order to worship at altars which drip and stink with the rotting semen and ectoplasm of your special struggle.
The songs on this album are about me, Actually Huizenga, a female human, dealing with labels and expectations thrown upon my body, while also enjoying the bacchanalia and joyous prosperity that I have as an American in a First World situation. These songs playfully reveal experiences (with varying viewpoints of predator and prey) that I've had on the spectrum between Reverence and Rape."
01. Asking For It
02. Burn The Witch
03. Hell Was Full
04. It Goes Fast
06. He Took It Out
07. Sweet Piece Of Meat
08. Grind Your Bones
09. I Don't Want To Die
10. Laid Down
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