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Bitchin Bajas Announce New Album, Bitchitronics, Out July 16th On Drag City

Bitchin Bajas are back, baby! Their new album Bitchitronics, out July 16, 2013 on Drag City, is ready with the quickness we expect from the Chicago-based band – which is funny, since their area of expertise and mastery is in the area of synthetic ephemeral sonic languidity known more instinctively, inclusively (and let’s face it, irresponsibly) as drone music. Put it this way – they make slow music at a fast pace. Bitchitronics is their first realized record as a trio.

Since their first appearance way back in 2010, Bitchin Bajas approach has been simple – unfold tones via synth and keyboard, allowing micro-frequencies to press against each other in a way that pleases the ear, the mind and the soul. From record to record (three albums, a split 7″ and a split 12″, a cassette and an 12″EP), their process is redefined by confronting the technologies of formative and outmoded machines, sliding into different quadrants of the ambient/post-organic/electronic/and drone universe each time around. Thus, the experience of slipping inside their music seems so singular and pure, like floating naked in a sensory deprivation tank. Just us and our minds and the music. Simple, right? But other things occur underneath…

For Bitchitronics, the concept was: use tape techniques to create and then solve problems – loops and edits were there to make things fun and the music great in the style of experimental tape pioneers upon whose shoulders the Bajas play. Mission bitchin’ accomplished! Recording was mostly done in, all over and around a house in Fennville, MI with three tape machines reeling in the sounds – sometimes, in addition to sounds that have never seen the light of day, you’re also hearing the sound of the light of day on the tape (or when they recorded at night, evening stars). Two 1/4″ tape machines were utilized to make loops and execute the Bitchitronics sound system, one of which discreetly captured the combined sounds of the loops with live playing. Once done, it was back to HQ where edits of the 1/4″ recordings were utilized to create larger tapestries on the 2-track master tape.

You want to use the Bitchitronics method for yourself? That’s how it’s done! Taking the long path to realize this album makes for some heavenly music indeed.


1. Transcendence

2. Inclusion

3. Sun City

4. Turiya


Thu. May 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ house show

Fri. May 10 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

Sat. May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 6119

Sun. May 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Little Berlin (2430 E. Coral St.)

Thu. May 16 – Portland, ME @ Darkmouth Castle

Fri. May 17 – Jamaica Plain, MA @ Video Underground (385 Centre St.)

Sat. May 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Body Actualized

Sun. May 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Body Actualized [Cosmic Yoga session]

Thu. May 23 – Lafayette, IN @ Foam City

Fri. May 24 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Fri. July 12 – Chicago, IL @ Constellation [Bitchitronics record release show]

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