Sweeping Exits Announce Glitter & Blood
Out June 9th on Matriarch Queen Records
Premiere “Miami Beach” via Upset Magazine
Photo Credit: Dani Ransom
Portland queer horror punk/glam rock outfit Sweeping Exits has just announced their debut full length Glitter & Blood, coming out June 9th on Matriarch Queen Records. Glitter & Blood is a Rocky Horror-esque story of a vampire rockstar who becomes Queen of the Vampires, leading to the destruction of the human race. Sweeping Exits’ influences range from Mozart to The Adverts and can be heard in their newest single “Miami Beach,” premiering now via Upset Magazine. A quote from singer Mira Glitterhound cane be found below.
“Glitter & Blood is a mutated version of my life story. It reflects the queer experience as well as my personal ambitions, and allows the listener to disappear into a vampiric fantasy world.” – Mira Glitterhound (Vocals/Guitar/Arrangements)
1. Desmond (Birth)
3. I Only Dream In Black & White
4. Lady Death
5. Miami Beach
8. Bigotry & Barbecue
9. Vampire In Love
10. The Palace
11. When We Die In The Dark Light
12. The Queen’s Ball
13. I Can’t Leave You Here
14. How Does It Feel?
15. I Am The Queen
16. Ghost (New Mourning)
Sweeping Exits are queer vampires from Portland, OR. Their music is a mix of 1970s Glam Rock and Horror, with each release structured like a short film. The upcoming LP Glitter & Blood tells the story of a vampire rockstar who becomes Queen of the Vampires, and ultimately leads in the destruction of the human race. It’s sort of like Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Suspiria and a little Nick Cave.
Artistically, the band seeks to reclaim horror as a means of queer and femme empowerment. An all Trans band, they explore these storylines as a way to reflect on their experience and gain a sense of liberation from oppression. The world created in Sweeping Exits’ work is one where the queers have the power; a vital respite for a band who’s daily experience is the opposite. Part of what drives Sweeping Exits to reach the widest audience possible is the desire to offer this world to young queers around the country. They’re hoping to provide a happy medium between the hooky Bubblegum Queer of PWR BTTM and the raw Trans Aggression of G.L.O.S.S.
Glitter & Blood pulls from a wide array of influences, from the classic Glam of Roxy Music, Bowie and 70s Lou Reed, to the first-wave Punk of the Damned and the Adverts. Also heard within their sound is romantic era classical music, and some more modern influences like Elliott Smith and Pulp. The prequel EP The Projectionist showcases the band’s darker side, steeped more in early Post-Punk, Nick Cave, and the film scores of Bernard Herrmann. Sweeping Exits’ constantly shifting sound and aesthetic is an important part of their work, and will continue to evolve through the 4-LP storyline begun by Glitter & Blood.
Members & Pronouns:
Mira Glitterhound—Vocals, Guitars, Arrangements—She/Her/Hers
Myrrh Crow—Vocals, Keys—Ze/Hir/Hirs
Nia Fae Loy—Bass—She/Her/Hers