New York City four-piece cumgirl8 (aka cg8) announce their debut 4AD EP phantasea pharm, out 18 August, and share a new song from the project ‘gothgirl1.’
Made up of Lida Fox (bass), Veronika Vilim (guitar), Chase Lombardo (drums) and Avishag Rodrigues (guitar), phantasea pharm was born out of an obsession with Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Old McDonald’ ahead of a show in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band decided to pay homage. Vilim dressed up in a cow leotard with pig accessories, Lombardo in a g-string and apron that read ‘The Grillfather,’ Rodrigues became a lawn mower, and Fox took on the role of a sexy rooster. “We went on stage that night and told everyone we were a ‘Fantasy Farm.’” They knew then that would become the basis of their new EP.
Last month’s single ‘cicciolina’ was a perfect introduction, a tribute to the Hungarian-Italian pornstar turned politician Ilona Staller, aka Cicciolina. The new single ‘gothgirl1’ opens another chapter. Written with Nick Launay (Kate Bush, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Slits), during the band’s stay at Barbizon, “a magical artist hotel nestled on the edge of a mushroom forest,” the result is a four-minute cut of hypnotizing eroticism that perfectly captures the dark mysticism of its genesis.
phantasea pharm follows last year’s standalone single ‘dumb bitch’ and EP’s cumgirl8 (2020) and RIPcumgirl8 (2021), and arrives in the midst of their headlining EU/UK tour and festival run that has seen them play Primavera, The Great Escape, London Calling, and more. cumgirl8 will then make their return to UK later this Summer joining the line-up for Greenman and Core Festival after having opened for Le Tigre in North America. See full tour dates below.
cumgirl8 – phantasea pharm EP
2. dead pixels
3. cursed angel
4. picture party ft. Christeene
6. pritney llc
cumgirl 8 Tour Dates
9th – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
17th – B-Sides Festival, Kriens, Switzerland
18th – Maifield Derby, Mannheim, Germany
1st – Mosswood Meltdown Festival, Oakland, CA
7th – Pohoda Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia
21st – History, Toronto, CA *
22nd – L’Olympia, Montreal, Canada *
24th – Royale, Boston, MA, US *
18th – Greenman Festival, Wales, UK
19th – Core Festival, Glasgow, UK
30th – Popkultur Festival, Berlin, DE
10th – 11th – Pitchfork Paris, Paris, France
* – with Le Tigre