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.” Modspoke.com “There’s a lot to love about this record.” Chris Hislop

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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

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