Published May 14, 2020Longtime musical partners, Chelsea Wolfe and multi-instrumentalist Jess Gowrie, have announced their debut album together as Mrs. Piss. The pair will release Self-Surgery on May 29 via Sargent House.
The pair draw on their collective experience in the metal, industrial and rock genres to create a heavy post-punk women-focused project. They recorded the album at Wolfe's studio, the Canyon, as well as at Sacramento's the Dock Studio.
In a statement, here's what Wolfe had to say about the album:
Working on this project brought Jess and I so much closer as songwriters and production partners, after reuniting as friends and bandmates. It was freeing and fun to channel some wild energies that I don't typically put into my own music. We tried not to overthink the songs as we were writing them, but at the same time we did consciously put a lot into crafting them into our own weird sonic vision. This project was a chance for us to do things our own way, on our own terms, and we plan to invite more womxn musicians along for future Mrs. Piss recordings.
To me, Mrs. Piss represents a musical chemistry cut short long ago that now gets a second chance. Creating with Chelsea has always been very liberating for me, and we both push each other to try new things: anything and everything. Both of us have grown so much as writers and musicians since our first band together (Red Host), and with the journeys we had to take separately to get there, we both have so much more to say; so much more pain and anger to express. That said, we also had a lot of fun doing it, not to mention how freeing it is to not give a f-k and to just create.
The duo have shared a pair of new singles from the project today. Listen to "Knelt" and "Downer Surrounded by Uppers" below, where you'll also find the record's tracklisting.
1. To Crawl Inside
2. Downer Surrounded by Uppers
4. Nobody Wants to Party With Us
6. You Took Everything
8. Mrs. Piss