Release Date: June 3, 2022
10% off Pre-Order Deadline: May 27, 2022
Vinyl LP pressing. Includes digital download. Vinyl LP pressing. With her raging 2022 album Portrait of a Lady, New York punk rock/art pop songwriter Shilpa Ray has created her most searing and personal album to date. Written in the wake of the #metoo movement and the weathering years of the Trump Administration, the record finds Ray processing her own experiences with abuse, layering autobiographical detail with ferocious bon mots and surrealistic rock & roll gloss. Featuring singles like the Stooges-styled 'Manic Pixie Dream Cunt,' the reverb soaked dream pop of 'Heteronormative Horseshit Blues,' and the hard-charging 'Bootlickers of the Patriarchy,' the album draws from a stylistic palette of synths, electronic beats, and hard rock guitars, inspired by artists like Ministry, Billy Idol, Pat Benetar, and the glittery, jagged but still pop guitars of Los Angeles hair metal.