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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 →

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Mannequin Pussy release a quick video from the road for “Emotional High”

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Mannequin Pussy | photo by Sam Rudich | courtesy of the band

Philly punks Mannequin Pussy are currently on tour with Japanese Breakfast, dropped a quick mid-tour video set to their song “Emotional High” from last year’s Romantic LP. The tour is about a quarter way done and judging by the video, the tour has been nothing short of raucous. The video shows the camaraderie of the band, a connection very evident in their music as well. Continue reading →

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Watch Mannequin Pussy rip the patriarchy in Headhouse Square

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com
Mannequin Pussy | photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com

This is the best use of Headhouse Square I’ve seen since Philly VegFest a couple years back; local rock four-piece Mannequin Pussy used its brick columns and archways to set the music video for their song “Pledge,” a ripper from last year’s LP Romantic.

Directed by Austin Elston, the video finds a troupe of dancers — including frontwoman Marisa Dabice — crisscrossing and spinning around the space to interpretive choreography by Rhiannon Laymon. As we hear Dabice howl “I pledge allegiance to myself and nothing else,” the bodies in motion on screen deliver a tribute to self-reliance. Continue reading →

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Support the Attic Youth Center with Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy, and Coping Skills this April

Mannequin Pussy | photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com
Mannequin Pussy | photo by Scott Troyan | scotttroyan.com

On Thursday, April 13th, LA songwriter Colleen Green and Philly’s Mannequin Pussy and Coping Skills will play a benefit show at Everybody Hits. The gig will benefit the Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia’s only independent LGBTQ youth center. With Green performing full band and this being Mannequin Pussy’s last Philly show until the fall, it’s an event that’s not to be missed. For tickets and more information, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar. Continue reading →