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Album Stream: Kristeen Young - 'Live at the Witch's Tit'

Although David Bowie's passing played a significant role in delaying the album release (the co-producer of Witch's Tit is legendary Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti), Kristeen was also forced to deal with her bass player leaving, being diagnosed with Lyme Disease herself, and all the "ripple effects" that followed.

 

Throughout all of this, however, Young's goal remained coherent: bring life back to rock music. "I wasn't interested in the formulaic, small box of a territory that rock lives in now," she says. "Rock is dying, but I felt like I knew the reason (mundanity, blandness, and predictability) and had the cure." The new album reaches across a multitude of sounds ranging from indie pop, R&B, and her 'art-rock' signature, as well as her steadfast viewpoint, which she says "tends to be dissonant and angular."

 

As for how this album rollout feels different than previous ones in her career, Kristeen only had one thing to say: "Firstly, it doesn't feel like a 'career'—I see no evidence of one." Album-making, for her, is a singular experience, something that at its best forces an artist to unravel struggle and connect with his or her truth rather than with any sort of dual collaborators. "It's just me," Young says. "Alone. Making stuff."

 

Stream Live at the Witch's Tit below.

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