Label: Cochon Records
Electronic / Dance from Vancouver BC
StinkMitt must be heard to be believed.
Sounding like equal parts Beastie Boys, Prince, Blondie & Yaz, this Vancouver-based electro/funk/hiphop trio deliver “incredible wordplay of seriously brilliant construction and flow" (San Francisco Bay Times) disguised as downright dirty party anthems. And now, the act referred to as "the greatest band ever" on Much Music (by Canada’s media god George Strombolopolous) is looking forward to the November release of their sophomore effort The Red Album on San Francisco’s fast-rising Indie label Cochon Records. And according to Toronto’s Now Magazine, the new record will please not only established fans but also gain the band new admirers: “advanced listening reveals an older, more musically innovative StinkMitt – but rest assured, the raunch and wit remain.”
Currently SM are gearing up to support Peaches and The Eagles of Death Metal on tour in the Pacific Northwest this August, where they will be playing to crowds of 1000+ in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Alberta AND performing onstage with the Peach herself! Audience members will be treated to a live rendition of “Fan Etiquette”, a track that Peaches & SM recorded last year in Berlin and which is available on itunes and on the Japanese bonus EP included with Impeach My Bush.
Late September will find SM headlining clubs in the eastern US, including Duvet in NYC, Hot Lunch in Boston, DC9 in Washington DC, the Broader Theater in Philly and at Chicago’s Estrojam Festival, to promote the release of the Crime Scene 12” (forthcoming in mid-September on Cochon). Proving that there is no rest for the wickedest band ever, in early October SM return to the EU for the third time in 2006 alone to perform at the White Nights festival in Amiens, France. November and December of 2006 will find them completing a remix record tentatively titled "Sloppy Seconds," and touring the West Coast of North America in support of The Red Album.
SM is comprised of MCs/Vocalists Jenni Craige & Betti Forde alongside the Juno-nominated artistry of Producer/MC/Vocalist Bigstuff (who founded Organized Rhyme with Tom Green at age 15). They teamed up four years ago as the result of a bitter freestyle session sparked by an inability to get laid. Shortly after, they found instantaneous success with their debut full-length Scratch n Sniff, which media hailed "an instant classic" and "a groundbreaking genre-fuck" (The Hour, Montreal). The band has received equally stellar praise for their live show, "a lewd, raunchy and priceless combination of sleaze, humor and yes, talent" (Now Magazine, Toronto), earning the band opening slots on tour with Peaches and Nashville Pussy as well as the opportunity to gig extensively throughout North America and Europe, headlining the hippest clubs from NYC to San Francisco and London to Berlin. Along the way they have shared the stage with a veritable who’s-who of the musical underground, including Vitalic, Nid & Sancy, the Gossip, Har-Mar Superstar, Para One, Uffie, The Infadels and t. Raumschmiere.
SM have received extensive media attention including URB (3/05) & Hustler (2/04), German adult magazine Coupe (1/06), Canadian cannabis rag Skunk Magazine (3/06). They've been featured on countless Canadian magazine covers including NOW Magazine (Toronto), Montreal Mirror, and The Westender (Vancouver), on TV via Much Music, Québec’s Musique Plus, Zed TV, MTV Canada, and Frances Channel Arte (who re-run their segment on SM during prime-time whenever the band returns to France!) and they were profiled alongside Princess Superstar and Peaches on the prime time Canadian TV show The New Music. Their hot sound has appeared in the hit TV series "The L-Word, MTV's "The Real World", included on Tank Magazines first compilation of new artists (9/04) and on the soundtrack to Canadian Indie films Stryker and Bloodchalker. Always the audience favorite, StinkMitt's video for Biker Shorts was voted into the Top 10 of the 2004 Indie Music Video Festival (IMVF). In addition to the release of The Red Album this fall, also look for StinkMitt on compilations from Ekleroshock (France) and Berlin Insane (Pale Music, Germany) later this year.
" [Their] sound is replete with the very rich lush sounds of 80s dance music ala production superstars Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as the S.O.S Band and the studio trickery of De La Soul and even shades of Malcolm McClaren, all mixed up skillfully laid out sounding fresh as fuck.... These girls can rapid-fire freestyle rap with the best of them, delivering incredible wordplay of seriously brilliant construction and flow." - San Francisco Bay Times
Discography “Fan Etiquette” (A Peaches’ track featuring StinkMitt. Available on the Impeach My Bush Japanese Bonus EP (2006, Beggars/XL)
"The Red Album" (Full-length record, forthcoming, Winter 2006)
"Biker Shorts" (2004) Remix LP on Teenage USA Recordings
"Scratch n' Sniff" (2003) Full length CD on Teenage USA Recordings
"Pinch that Box" appears on the soundtrack to the movie Stryker (2005)
and on Tank Magazine's compilation of new music (9/2004)
"Tubes Tied" appears on West Coast Women in Rhyme Vol. I
StinkMitt appear on Beatstreet.ca's Mixtape Vol.1 (2005)
Contact & More Info:
Scratch n' Sniff & the Biker Shorts 12" out on:
Canadian Distribution: www.outside.ca
USA Distribution: www.16records.net
Europe/UK Distribution: www.shellshock.co.uk
Booking & Business: [email protected]
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