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BEACH

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
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"A soulful outrage is evident on Bitch's debut solo album, "Make This/Break This" out on Kill Rock
Stars" - Time Out New York


“Imagine a ménage a trios featuring Sandra Bernhard, Laurie Anderson and Che Guevara…revolutionary.”

- Sacramento News and Review


(Bitch has made one of the) “noteworthy albums released by women artists in 2006, largely overlooked by the Grammy nominations....(This) charismatic artist creates a vivid sonic tapestry, woven beautifully with lyrical threads that shift between the deeply personal to the more politically provocative.” - popmatters


Bitch’s mouthy wordplay and virtuous electric violin-playing are ferociously hot.

- Village Voice


Discography

2013 "In Us We Trust" by BEACH. Produced by Roger Paul Mason and Bitch. Mixed by Sean O'Keefe.

2010 "Blasted!" produced by Bitch, mixed by Steve Fisk, Short Story #3

2008 "Boulder"--produced by Bitch, mixed by Tucker Martine--includes performances by Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN) and Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas) Short Story #2

2007 "B+TEC" an EP of Bitch +The Exciting Conclusion, a 3-piece electric violin-fronted rock band. Short Story #1

2006 "Make This/Break This" produced by June Millington, mixed by Roma Baran, released on Kill Rock Stars

2004 "Be-Sides--one take wonders and poems" Self-Released

2003 "Sour Juice and Rhyme" Bitch and Animal-- Righteous Babe Records

2001 "Eternally Hard" Bitch and Animal--Righteous Babe Records

1999 "What's That Smell?" Bitch and Animal--Dive Deep (Self-Released)

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BEACH is an indie-electro band, fronted by the artist also-known-as Bitch, who is known for her electric violin and electric performances.

On stage, she is joined by Alligator who triggers beats via what they call "the machine."

BEACH makes hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock.

Bitch (born Karen Mould) started classical violin at 4, and later expanded her musical horizons by studying fiddling with Andrew Bird. She first burst onto the scene when her band, Bitch and Animal, toured with Ani Difranco in the U.S. and Europe and released two albums on Difranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records. She starred as herself in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Bitch went on to release her first solo album Make This Break This on the legendary indie Kill Rock Stars.

In 2008, she started her own label, Short Story Records and released an ep B+TEC! with her Brooklyn-based rock trio Bitch +The Exciting Conclusion. That same year, Bitch produced and released an entire album of one of her musical idols, Ferron, called “Boulder.” “Boulder” features performances by such luminaries as Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN) and Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas).

Bitch has just completed Thunder, a documentary about the folk-singer Ferron, with film-maker Billie Jo Cavallaro (Billie and the Violent Kids)