Sex Stains (Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile) Debut LP Out 9/2 on Don Giovanni, Share Single

Sex Stains

Announce Debut Self-titled Album Sex Stains 
Out September 2 on Don Giovanni Records

SPIN Premieres Cheeky Cut 
Don’t Hate Me ‘Cuz I’m Beautiful

LA + North East Tour Includes Dates with The Mekons,  
Downtown Boys, Shannon and the Clams + more


Photo credit: Hailey Parker
Los Angeles post-punk quintet Sex Stains have announced their debut self-titled record, set for release September 2 on Don Giovanni Records. Recorded with producer Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Alice Bag, Death Valley Girls, Miya Folick) at Station House Studio, the twelve viciously sassy tracks hit the listener hard and fast with catchy cadences and buoyant melodies. Listen to the first cut Don’t Hate Me ‘Cuz I’m Beautiful, premiered by SPIN today, that sprints out of the gate and never slows down. We encourage you to post & share!

Inspired by late 70’s and early 80’s post-punk, Sex Stains’ music alters between thought-provoking punk, infectious dance rhythms, angular guitar sounds and cacophony. The band was formed in early 2014 and is comprised of stalwart members of the punk and indie underground. Lead vocalist Allison Wolfe was part of first generation riot grrrl bands Bratmobile and Cold Cold Hearts, both on venerable punk label Kill Rock Stars (Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Bikini Kill). Lead vocalist Mecca Vazie Andrews is a well-known dancer/choreographer and the artistic director of “The MOVEMENT movement” and has worked with artists such as Daft PunkToro y Moi,Venus & the MoonMarina AbramovićRyan Heffington and Liz Glynn. On drums is David Orlando, who drummed in Warpaint and is a promoter and resident DJ for L.A. clubs Dub Club and Punky Reggae Party. GuitaristSharif Dumani played with Atlanta soul man Cody Chesnutt and his Headphone Masterpiece band; he also recorded and plays with Alice Bag.  Acclaimed Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist Pachy Garcia (also in Prettiest Eyes) holds down the sound on bass guitar.

Sex Stains has brought their scathing energy to Burger-a-Go-GoEcho Park Rising and Deserted at the Palms festivals, as well as sharing bills with the lovely likes of the Pop GroupESGThe Julie RuinShannon & the Clams, the CoathangersChain & the Gang, and Alice Bag. They recently supported Cherry Glazerr on a West Coast tour in June of 2016. Following a slew of Los Angeles appearances this summer that include Echo Park Rising and an album release show at The Echo, the band will journey across the country for September run of dates in the North East. See full list of dates below.

Sex Stains Tour Dates

7/24: Los Angeles, CA @ HM157 
(w/ Raquel Gutierrez, community activist speakers: Carol Cetrone, Domenic Priore, Richard Schave Benefit show for local historic preservation activists)
8/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Rising (w/ the Weirdos)
9/4: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
9/26: Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall
(w/ the Mekons, Sam Coomes, Sun Foot)
9/13: Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
9/14: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
9/15: Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
(w/ Coup Savage & the Snips, Governess)
9/16: Manhattan, NY @ Webster Hall (w/ Downtown Boys)
9/17: Asbury Park, NJ @ The New Alternative Music Festival 
(Don Giovanni Records)