Meredith Graves

Meredith Graves is a musician and writer. She also runs a small record label called Honor Press. You can follow her on Twitter here and on Instagram here.

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Bio

Perfect Pussy are an American rock band, formed in 2012 in Syracuse, New York, USA. The band consists of vocalist Meredith Graves, guitarist Ray McAndrew, keyboardist Shaun Sutkus, bass guitarist Greg Ambler and drummer Garrett Koloski. The band is known for its "frenetic brand of punk and raucous live shows" and has been described as "the most important punk band to come out of Syracuse since Earth Crisis." Prior to the formation of the band, the lead singer Meredith Graves led a band called Mouse and the Love & Light Orkestra, and more recently was a member of the Syracuse-based noise rock trio Shoppers. After Shoppers broke up, she was approached by the film director Scott Coffey in 2012, who asked her to perform with a band for his movie, Adult World. She assembled a "fake band" and wrote the song for the film. In the aftermath of the filming, they kept performing together. The band gained attention with its debut demo EP, I Have Lost All Desire for Feeling, which was released independently in 2013. They performed in CMJ music festival in 2013 and in SXSW in 2014, after signing to the Brooklyn-based Captured Tracks record label. The band's debut album, Say Yes to Love, was released in March 2014. http://perfectpussyband.tumblr.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks with Rose McGowan for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

By Meredith Graves | November 22, 2016

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks with Rose McGowan for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

Recorded earlier this year at Samsung 837 in NYC, an energized, provocative conversation between two of the smartest, most engaged artists around.

re: dress: Meredith Graves Counts Down Her Biggest Fashion Hits and Misses

By Meredith Graves | April 14, 2016

re: dress: Meredith Graves Counts Down Her Biggest Fashion Hits and Misses

Editor's Note: Even when she "misses," Graves still looks great.

re: dress #4: national handbag/that sarah records look/she

By Meredith Graves | March 31, 2016

re: dress #4: national handbag/that sarah records look/she

Meredith Graves talks sadness, Instagram and rebirth.

re: dress: The Complex Nature of Wearing a Shirt for a Band Whose Members Never Seem to be Wearing Shirts

By Meredith Graves | March 17, 2016

re: dress: The Complex Nature of Wearing a Shirt for a Band Whose Members Never Seem to be Wearing Shirts

Some notes on Death Grips.

Rose McGowan and Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Are Recording a Live Talkhouse Podcast in New York

By Meredith Graves | March 8, 2016

Rose McGowan and Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Are Recording a Live Talkhouse Podcast in New York

The Talkhouse is taking up residence at Samsung 837. Join us for the first conversation in our series.

re: dress: Here’s Why Mad Max’s Costume Designer Is Basically Rihanna

By Meredith Graves | March 2, 2016

re: dress: Here’s Why Mad Max’s Costume Designer Is Basically Rihanna

Meredith Graves waxes poetic on why the mall beats the Oscars’ red carpet.

Meredith Graves Is Live-Tweeting the Grammys on the Talkhouse Twitter — While Eating Weed Brownies and Promoting Full Communism

By Meredith Graves | February 15, 2016

Meredith Graves Is Live-Tweeting the Grammys on the Talkhouse Twitter — While Eating Weed Brownies and Promoting Full Communism

Warning: the Perfect Pussy frontwoman doesn’t know anything about contemporary popular music.

The Debut of ‘re: dress,’ Meredith Graves’ Talkhouse Column on Fashion in Music — and Vice Versa

By Meredith Graves | February 10, 2016

The Debut of ‘re: dress,’ Meredith Graves’ Talkhouse Column on Fashion in Music — and Vice Versa

The outspoken Perfect Pussy frontperson talks Kanye's new line, Beyoncé's boob tape and Lady Gaga's Hillary Clinton cosplay outfit.

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Coheed and Cambria’s The Color Before the Sun

By Meredith Graves | November 5, 2015

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Coheed and Cambria’s The Color Before the Sun

A defiant Coheed fan loves the band’s fantastical past, but their blatantly personal new album about the pressures of adulthood is a banger.

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Beach House’s Depression Cherry

By Meredith Graves | August 31, 2015

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Beach House’s Depression Cherry

How does Depression Cherry work out for someone who's depressed? Our writer finds out — the hard way.

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

By Meredith Graves | July 22, 2015

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

This is no typical song of the summer. Celebrating resistance and community in the face of dehumanizing violence, it sends exactly the right message.

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin and the Reclaiming of Meaning

By Meredith Graves | March 21, 2015

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin and the Reclaiming of Meaning

Wu-Tang’s mysterious new album will not be heard by virtually anyone for 88 years. So what does it have to do with the Eiffel Tower?

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Cloud Castle Lake’s Dandelion

By Meredith Graves | January 9, 2015

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Cloud Castle Lake’s Dandelion

After first hearing them in a fashion video, Perfect Pussy’s singer eagerly jumped on the Cloud Castle Lake train.

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Why They Might Be Giants Are a Punk Rock Band

By Meredith Graves | December 31, 2014

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Why They Might Be Giants Are a Punk Rock Band

I started having trouble on the bus when I was six years old. I was a little nerd who couldn’t keep my mouth shut. I would lip off to boys twice my...

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey and Authenticity at Basilica Soundscape 2014

By Meredith Graves | September 15, 2014

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey and Authenticity at Basilica Soundscape 2014

With devastating clarity, Perfect Pussy's singer damns the cavernous double standard applied to Andrew WK's authenticity and Lana Del Rey's.

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Radiator Hospital’s “Blue Gown” featuring Katie Crutchfield

By Meredith Graves | July 16, 2014

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) Talks Radiator Hospital’s “Blue Gown” featuring Katie Crutchfield

It’s just before sunrise. Hours in, I feel I have given all I can, the battle is slipping through my fingers. I reach for my phone, I call in...