Lesbians on Ecstasy
Montreal electro band Lesbians On Ecstasy are in the queer family, obviously. If you like Robots in Disguise and the hard sound of Peaches, then give these fierce ones a try and thrill to a tuff electro beat.
Fruity Frankie, Bernie Bankrupt et al serve up a brand of electro that’s hard and fun to listen to. Their grrrl credentials are impeccable. Lesbians on Ecstasy toured across Canada and the U.S. with Le Tigre before the release of their first recording. The first album, the self-titled Lesbians on Ecstasy was released in 2004, and in 2005, album track Bitchsy was featured on the TV series Queer as Folk. That same year, Lesbians on Ecstasy was awarded Album of the Year by U.S. magazine The Advocate.
In an interview with the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bernie Bankrupt touched on the ethos behind the band:
“People revisit a lot of music that was done in the 1970s and ’80s and turn it into dance-floor house music, but nobody’s done that with lesbian music. It just seems like a fun thing to explore what lesbian dance music would sound like – and since it was obviously gonna take a bunch of lesbians to try it, we knew we were the girls for the job!”
Sample lyric from Victoria’s Secret: “The question of lesbianism is very ordinary. It’s the question of male domination that makes everybody angry.”
In the summer of 2005, Lesbians on Ecstasy released Giggles in the Dark, a follow-up LP of Lesbians on Ecstasy remixes by Le Tigre, Scream Club, Tracy and the Plastics, Kids on TV (featuring Maggie MacDonald), 1-Speed Bike, DJ AI, Jody Bleyle (formerly of Team Dresch), Katastrophe and Sean Kosa. Additional remixes were available for download on the web site by French producer Electrosexual, and Branx.
The band’s third full-length release, We Know You Know, came out in the spring of 2007, followed by Self-Titled in 2009. They sure kept busy.
Band members: Fruity Frankie ( Lynne T) on vocals, Veronique Mystique on bass, Jackie “the Jackhammer” on drums and Bernie Bankrupt on keyboard and samples.
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