For those searching for a queercore band with palpable ’80s goth and death rock influences, let me turn you to the direction of Oakland band Bitter Fruit.
Getting their start in 2010, the band plays campy, dark jams to the tune of Alien Sex Fiend and Christian Death. And on September 16, the band will be releasing their second album, It Gets Worse. As a retort to the political and corporate sponsorship going on in a queer community near you, Bitter Fruit reject those practices of normativity.
Case in point, the track “Rainbow”, a bitter (they’re called Bitter Fruit for a reason) stomper dealing with some delicate subjects and equal parts power, rage, and gritty vocals and instrumentals. Listen to the track below:
If Bitter fruit fits your taste profile, be sure to purchase their CD with art by frontman Jack Bradley.