PWR BTTM are a f-cking rad, gay indie punk duo who met at Bard College in upstate New York and write music that deals meaningfully with concepts of gender fluidity. This is a potentially fraught task, but Ben and Liv are such natural songwriters that the subject matter sounds like a celebration versus a critical analysis. Their album, Ugly Cherries, is extremely cheeky (their genre is listed as “cheekbones” on Facebook) and definitely worth a few listens as the warm weather quickly wanes.
To get an idea of what the duo was listening to as they created their album, we asked them to compile a playlist for our Car Tunes and Cartoons series. As liberally educated young people are inclined to do, the duo made us jamming playlist full of indie rock gems that are perfect for playing loud on a roadtrip with your best friends. Below the stellar playlist, check out the quick sketch the guys provided.
The duo had this to say about their contribution:
The only thing better than singing in the car is lip-syncing in the car. The only thing better than lip-syncing to commercial pop divas is lip-syncing to indie/DIY artists we love and respect. This playlist is 10 songs that are super fun to lip-sync to, by indie/DIY artists we love and respect. Roll down the windows, merge onto the nearest highway, put this playlist on, and prepare to FEEL YOUR FANTASY.
PWR BTTM Tour Dates:
10/16 – Cake Shop – New York, NY (Terrorbird CMJ Showcase – 12:20pm)
10/18 – Palisades Brooklyn, NY (Father/Daughter + Miscreant CMJ Showcase – 11:30pm)
10/31 – Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY (AdHoc Presents with Joanna Gruesome, Aye Nako, King of Cats)
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
11/11 – Washington, DC @ DC 9
11/12 – Charlottesville, NC @ Southern Cafe
11/13 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook
11/14 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
11/16 – Nashville, TN f@ The High Watt
11/17 – Bloomington, IN @ Bishop Bar
11/18 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/20 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/21 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
11/23 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
11/24 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
11/25 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
Thanks for checking out our latest installment of Car Tunes and Cartoons! We’ll be back very soon with more playlists and DIY drawings soon.