Self-described as “bloody folk,” Bitter Pill plays a dark and anachronistic combination of Country, Psychobilly, Bluegrass, and Vaudeville. They just released their first album,“Prepare Your Throats,” a collection of traditional and original songs from the soundtrack of their staging of William Shakespeare’s violent, bloody, grotesquely ridiculous abomination of a play, “Titus Andronicus.” Bitter Pill is a family affair featuring Emily Butler on vocals and her dad, Billy Butler, on cello; along with Mike McKay on banjo/mandolin, Michael Wingate Seavey and/or Jon McCormack on acoustic guitar, and a rotating roster of singers, circusers, actors, and awkwards. “Exhilarated. Stimulated." NHPR "Prepare Your Throats is intriguing, creative, humorous, raw and not all that wholesome. Two mighty severed thumbs up.” “There’s a lot to love about this record.” Chris Hislop


Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out. From our new album, Prepare Your Throats. #bitterpill #prepareyourthroats #thekeeper #indiemusic #newmusic #bloodyfolk #folk #blues #jazz #vaudeville #deathcountry #psychobilly #neofolk #nobodyknowsyouwhenyouredownandout #jimmycox

Bitter Pill is excited to announce that we will be doing a live
session with Leesta Vall Sound Recordings this January at their Brooklyn studio to create a handful of straight to vinyl recordings.

That’s right, just like the old timey days. One take; no edits, no auto-tune, no overdubs – just us and a modified antique record cutting lathe from the 1950’s. Every record is handmade, one at a time, in real time, by a real person.

We are only recording a handful of songs so order your limited edition copy before they are all gone.

These records will NOT be mass produced. Each one contains a different live performance that exists nowhere else in the world. They are like audio Polaroids; individual from one another and 100% one-of-a-kind with no other copies made.

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Estimated ship date: 1/29/19