Meredith Graves

Elle magazine is the best selling fashion magazine in the world, so if you’re confused why they’d want to interview the lead singer of a band as chaotic as Perfect Pussy, I’m going to bet you’ve only listened to them. That’s because in addition to being one of the best new punk bands (case in point: “Driver“), the Syracuse group has a stylish as hell frontwoman in Meredith Graves. The magazine asked her to give a few survival tips for living on the road, but even if you’re not touring in a band they still make for pretty good advice.

The article includes some general advice like “fuck embarrassment” and “always under pack” (“I carry two months’ wardrobe in an ergonomically sound and very uncool backpack”) along with more specific tips like bringing disposable cameras: “The cheaper the better. Don’t buy anything that’s name brand because you usually can’t whack them on the palm of your hand to get double exposures. Keep one in your pocket at all times even if it feels like a burden because cell phone cameras are awkward and terrible and not fun.” Graves also shares what she’s currently reading and listening to, and claims that Drake’s “Worst Behavior” might be the coolest song ever written.

You can read the full article here, and keep an eye out for the band’s debut album Say Yes To Love out 3/18 on Captured Tracks.

[Photo by Drew Reynolds/Elle.]

Comments (2)
  1. It is very difficult to express this idea without sounding like a grumpy old crank, but here it goes. If you need a reason why this band blows so utterly and thoroughly, it’s this. Please do not call Perfect Pussy indie or punk, because a front woman of any real indie or punk band would tell Elle magazine to pound sand. Real musicians do not lend themselves to fashion magazines. Just because you are being spoon fed mediocrity means that you have to eat it.

    • via PItchfork: “She once sat on the floor… in front of Caravaggio’s “The Musicians” and began weeping uncontrollably.”

      What an insufferable bullshit artist.

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