Patriarchy - Asking For It


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LA snuff metal outfit, PATRIARCHY, has arrived with the release of their debut record, Asking For It, through DERO Arcade. Patriarchy is a stunning and equally surprising collaboration between the “Predator Romantic” herself ACTUALLY (aka ACTUALLY HUIZENGA)—an LA-Based multidisciplinary artist—and ANDREW MEANS (3 TEETH, multi-instrumentalist), revealing a new focus toward the darker, heavier side of synth-punk/new-wave and industrial music. Their fresh work explores themes of sex, power, subversion & death, with what appears to be an intense interest in Ancient Greek Mythology and '80s slasher films, a heavy dose of Mulholland Drive, and a sound that is equal parts ABBA and NIN. Includes two 24"x36" double-sided posters. Pressed on blood splattered clear vinyl.   "'Patriarchy' is a word I would like to destroy for My Self and yet make my own. We live in a Patriarchy, and it won’t be changing for a while—so why not grab it by the balls and fuck it? So that’s what I’m doing—fucking and enjoying the situation I’m in... even if it disrespects and discriminates against me. The title Asking For It, is a reflective jab (or prick if you will) at life's very existence. The molecules of your body somehow came together to form your complaining ass, so I guess you were asking for it! And 'asking,' is a word, and what is a 'word,' really? So if you say 'No,' sometimes another random mass of molecules might mistake that as a 'Yes,' so you better fight the fuck back and teach these fuckers how to treat you like a god. Because that's what humans like—they adore a god, and they will crawl on the backs of corpses still holding their weeping children, in order to worship at altars which drip and stink with the rotting semen and ectoplasm of your special struggle. The songs on this album are about me, ACTUALLY HUUZENGA, a female human, dealing with labels and expectations thrown upon my body, while also enjoying the bacchanalia and joyous prosperity that I have as an American in a First World situation. These songs playfully reveal experiences (with varying viewpoints of predator and prey) that I've had on the spectrum between Reverence and Rape." PLEASE ENJOY. Sinfully Sincerely, Actually Huizenga