ANOHNI Announces New Blacklips Performance Cult Compilation and Book, Shares Songs: Listen
On March 14, ANOHNI and Marti Wilkerson are releasing Blacklips: Her Life and Her Many, Many Deaths, a new book about the Blacklips Performance Cult. It’s being paired with a companion compilation called Blacklips Bar: Androgyns and Deviants – Industrial Romance for Bruised and Battered Angels, 1992–1995. The album is out March 10, via Anthology Recordings, and it has contributions from ANOHNI, Diamanda Galás, Dave Vanian, and more. Below, hear ANOHNI’s take on “Rapture” and James F. Murphy’s performance of “Satan’s Li’l Lamb.”
ANOHNI, Johanna Constantine, and Psychotic Eve formed the avant-garde musical theater troupe Blacklips Performance Cult in 1992. The group of artists, drag queens, punks, nightlife denizens, and students performed new plays on Monday nights at the Pyramid Club on Avenue A in Manhattan. It was the first showcase for ANOHNI’s music.
Read more about Blacklips Performance Cult in “Tracking ANOHNI’s Avant-Garde Evolution on Stage” on the Pitch.
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