Murdertits! is one of the most exciting musical oddities in New Orleans. Her songs, most easily accessed on SoundCloud, are a strange blend of country, synth-pop kitsch and comedy blended into strange, beautiful artifacts. At her rare one-woman shows, she plays cello and synth keyboard, employs a backing track for percussion and auxiliary instrumentals and warbles uncannily into the microphone. Her sets are jarring and sometimes uncomfortable, but never boring.
Now, for the first time, she’s playing with a backing band: Primpce, the high-visibility trenchcoated art rockers who have made a strong name for themselves on the local DIY scene. The collaboration makes sense. Murdertits! has shared bills with Primpce in the past, but more importantly, they share a flair for the absurd. Both acts could come off as gimmicky, but they’ve got the chops to back up their quirks. “Somehow, through very different existences and experiences, we met on some weird neutral ground with similar artistic and musical conclusions,” Murdertits! says. “It was just right!”
— Murdertits! and Primpce will perform Wed. Feb. 13 at the Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude Ave.), with support from Cauche Mar, Bad Bangs, Gertrude and The Three Brained Robot. Doors open at 8 p.m.