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Watch Mannequin Pussy break down the making of “Drunk II” for Vice News

Mannequin Pussy on Vice News | still from video

Philly rocl faves Mannequin Pussy recently released their latest creation, Patience, an engrossing album that combines emotional vulnerability with fiery “F-you”‘s. In the wake of its release, lead singer / guitarist Marisa Dabice and guitarist Thanasi Paul have given us an inside look at their song “Drunk II” via Vice News. Continue reading →

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Mannequin Pussy burn brighter than ever on new album Patience

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Marcus Maddox

Friday morning, rising Philadelphia rock band Mannequin Pussy released Patience, their third full-length album and their most cohesive effort to date. Vocalist and guitarist Marisa Dabice pushes her voice to all its extremes, and the band — with Athanasios Paul on guitar, Colins Rey Regisford on bass, and Kaleen Reading on drums — pushes every song forward with a new urgency.

The band’s previous albums GP and Romantic, both put out by Tiny Engines, feature harsher sounds and drier mixes on spite-filled indie-punk jams that usually lasted two minutes or less. On Patience, their first release on Epitaph, they seem to have deepened their ambitions, with admirable results. Many of these songs — “Drunk II”, “Fear/+/Desire”, “In Love Again” — burn brighter and longer than any of their past work. Mannequin Pussy recorded the new material at Conshohocken’s Studio 4 with local producer and engineer Will Yip, and they achieved warm, thick mixes with guitars and drums spread out wide in stereo space. The band has distilled their tense DIY sound into something steadfast by incorporating elements of grunge and shoegaze, but they have not lost their edge. Continue reading →

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Mannequin Pussy is standing in the gates of their hell in the new “Cream” video

Mannequin Pussy | still from video

The countdown to the release of Mannequin Pussy‘s new album Patience continues, and with just a few days to go the band has shared a new single “Cream.” The video that accompanies the raging song is like a vintage horror film in miniature, starring frontwoman Marisa Dabice. “I was standing in the gates of my hell,” Dabice sings, as the colorful retro funhouse gets creepier and creepier. Continue reading →

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Mannequin Pussy’s hometown headlining show has been upgraded to the Church this September

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Marcus Maddox | courtesy of the artist

It’s been an exciting spring for Philly’s Mannequin Pussy, who will release their new album Patience in just a few short weeks. The band’s hometown record release show isn’t until September, but the scheduled PhilaMOCA gig already sold out four months in advance. Luckily for local fans, Mannequin Pussy has found a bigger venue to celebrate in — they’ll now be playing the First Unitarian Church on September 19. Continue reading →

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Mannequin Pussy is all about self-love and self-empowerment on “Who You Are”

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Marcus Maddox

On the latest teaser from Mannequin Pussy‘s new album Patience, singer-guitarist Marisa Dabice and her bandmates deliver soaring hooks and solid advice in what might be their most pop moment to date — fear not though, punks, as Dabice tells us via Twitter that the badass rock and roll is on the way.

Still, though, let’s not discount the pop stuff, since they’re really freaking good at it. “Who You Are” is melodic and memorable as its hook explores ideas of self-acceptance, self-love, self-empowerment — and how the negative self-image many of us harbor is something that’s pushed on us from the outside. “Who taught you to hate the way you are?” Dabice sings, acknowledging that she’s not immune from that rabbit hole of despair. Continue reading →

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Follow Mannequin Pussy on an emotionally-wrought night out in the new “Drunk II” video

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Marcus Maddox

Mannequin Pussy just announced that Patience, the Philly four-piece’s third full-length and Epitaph Records debut, will be released June 21. The forthcoming album’s lead single “Drunk II” is out now, along with a video directed by singer-guitarist Marisa Dabice.

“Drunk II” is a song about overcoming heartache, and its video explores the feeling of loneliness in a crowd as it follows Dabice on an emotionally wrought night out with her bandmates as she tries to hide the pain she’s feeling under the glittery sheen of the bar. Continue reading →

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Caracara is aspirational on the Mannequin Pussy-assisted title track from their new Better EP

Caracara | photo by Ashley Gellman | courtesy of the artist

Local rockers Caracara are moving up in the world. The band teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip for their next release, a three-track EP called Better. The EP will be released on March 29 digitally and April 14 physically via Yip’s Memory Music label, and its title track is out now. Continue reading →

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Mannequin Pussy signs to Epitaph Records, new album due later this year

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Marcus Maddox | courtesy of the artist

Philly rock four-piece Mannequin Pussy has been working new music into their live set since not long after the release of 2016’s wonderful Romantic, and not only have we received word today that a new album is due later this year, the band found a new home for their music with legacy punk label Epitaph Records. Continue reading →

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Strawberry Runners, Mannequin Pussy, Kilamanzego, and more will play Get Better Fest 5

Get Better Fest 3 | photo by Jeff Hersch | courtesy of Get Better Records
Get Better Fest 3 | photo by Jeff Hersch | courtesy of Get Better Records

On Friday, Get Better Records announced the full lineup for their annual festival, Get Better Fest, set to take place the first weekend of May this year. The full lineup features artists Strawberry Runners, Mannequin Pussy, Kilamanzego, Whelmed, Augusta Koch (of Cayetana) among many more. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Mannequin Pussy to headline PhilaMOCA next month

Mannequin Pussy | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Mannequin Pussy | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Fresh off an opening slot at Creepoid’s send-off show this past weekend, Mannequin Pussy has just been announced as the secret headliner for the Peaer / Strange Ranger gig. Taking place at PhilaMOCA on March 7th, this Tiny Engines reunion of sorts features some of the label’s best on one bill. Be sure to catch MP at this intimate show before they set out on a Spring Tour with VA rockers Turnover. Continue reading →