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QUESTION: What is a perfect pussy?

Please choose from the following options:

A. Perfect Pussy

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B. Perfect Pussy

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C. Perfect Pussy

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D. All of the above

It’s “D,” obviously. And despite the abundance of perfect pussies out there in this great/grant world of ours we can only tackle (or tickle?) one at a time. This time? We focus on “C.” Perfect Pussy: THE BAND.

Perfect Pussy is performing TONIGHT at Shea Stadium and Rock & Roll Hotel Saturday along with Joanna Gruesome,  Potty Mouth & The Love of Everything. (Sold out, SORRY!) We had a quick catch-up via e-mail with bassist Greg Ambler while the band was toiling away touring in The Europe. READ AWAY:

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Your lyrics are intensely personal, which is refreshing. Also, though, seems scary. Tell me a little bit about how you write, and whether you’ve ever found yourself holding back for fear of….anything.

I just play bass but i belive the writing process begins with pen and paper…or nowadays a computer. I start with Weed.

As you’ve grown in popularity have you found the band dynamics changing at all? I imagine that you guys are the only ones who really understand what the others are experiencing…is that a special sort of bond/connection OR are you just sort of not thinking about it?

We have grown into a family and like any family sometimes we want to kill each other but we always come together when it matters and give each other unconditional love and support.

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What’s next for you guys? What’s exciting you at the moment? What are you dreaming about/salivating over re: the future?

Iceland!

How do your moms feel about the name Perfect Pussy? (My mom likes it, in case you were wondering.)

Im the only child of a single mother and she wore our t-shirt to a friend’s thanksgiving dinner.
I also recently found out that she went to high school with Bob Mould so we are both very proud of each other.

Anything else you want to tell us?

Europe is amazing but top 2 things i miss is consistent weed supply and peanut butter!

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The takeaway? Weed is capitalized—just like God.

We also had a chat with guitarist Ray McAndrew…

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What’s the story behind your songs on the split 7”with Joanna Gruesome?

“Adult World” is the song Meredith, Greg, and Garrett wrote for the band they started for the movie “Adult World”. There is another recording of it from the original version lost in my email somewhere, and the song has had some changes since Shaun and I joined the band. [It’s] mostly just faster.

The Sugarcubes cover was something I think we were all excited to do. I’m pretty sure Bjork is one of the few musicians everyone in the band can agree on. We changed it up a lot – it’s more of a rendition than a straight up cover.

“Something Perfect Pussy and I both really wanted to do, I think, was poke fun at classic superhero comics and misogynists, but I tried to make it weird and silly too,” Phil McAndrew said of the 7″s accompanying comic book. Do you have a bone to pick with superhero comics and its surrounding culture?

I think that was more of Phil’s part of the collaboration. I just think that Captain America is fascist. I also hate that comics are dominated by strictly superheros when there are so much better stories to tell. Go read “Bone”.

Phil is right next to me, and he said he didn’t really have a bone to pick – he was just trying to spoof them a little bit.

Meredith has described the name Perfect Pussy, in part, as a way to “head off assholes right out of the gate” – as a way of saying, “Do your worst, motherfucker.” Have any assholes tried to do their worst? In other words, has the band encountered any awful people online or touring this year as your profile and exposure have risen so rapidly?

Yeah.

Perfect Pussy comes off as a collection of individuals with strong opinions and convictions. How often, if at all, do you find yourself clashing on things?  Is there ever an issue of a bandmate saying something publicly – online or in an interview – that others don’t feel represent the views of the entire band?

We clash all the time, but we always talk it out. I don’t know what everyone in the band thinks about what we say in interviews. Personally, I don’t even read the interviews. I know my bandmates well enough at this point – hah.

The tour photos that the band took for Impose out some of Perfect Pussy as skateboarders. Who are the skaters in the band? Did you grow up with skate culture a part of your life? If so, how would you describe that interaction?

Hahahaha – I wouldn’t consider any of us to skate. When we get the opportunity to skate, we take it, but none of us are very good. I think that between Kasey, Shaun, and I, the coolest trick we can do is a sex change. There are three brothers in Syracuse who own a music store called Gorham Brothers that own a halfpipe and are way better at skating than us. Sometimes we skate with them.

I think that everyone in the band grew up playing the Tony Hawk video games though. That got me into some cool tunes.

Be sure to pick up Perfect Pussy’s debut album Say Yes to LoveAnd, sorry if you didn’t get tickets in time to this Shea Stadium show—but make sure you catch ’em next time. You can stay up to date with all things perfect and pussy by liking the band on Facebook, and etc. 

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