Kevin Blechdom

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Kevin Blechdom
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Kevin Blechdom in performance
Background information
Birth name Kristin Erickson
Born 1978 (age 35–36)
Florida, United States
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Electronica
Electro
Instruments Vocals, Piano, Computer, Banjo
Labels Sonig, Tigerbeat6, Chicks on Speed Records
Associated acts Blectum from Blechdom, Adult Rodeo, Barnwave
Website www.kevyb.com

Kevin Blechdom (born Kristin Erickson, 1978) is an American experimental electronic musician/performance artist from San Francisco, California.

Life and career[edit]

She attended Mills College in Oakland, California, where she founded Blectum from Blechdom with Blevin Blectum, an experimental electronic group. In 2001, Blectum From Blechdom won an Award of Distinction for digital music at the Prix Ars Electronica.

Blechdom also played in an art-rock band, Adult Rodeo, with her brother lumberob, a.k.a. Rob Erickson, and his wife mephany stankins. They released records on Shimmy Disc and Four States Fair.

Kevin Blechdom's solo release Eat My Heart Out features a 13-minute "musical movie" called Countdown to Nothing, a collaboration with Lucile Desamory.

Blechdom produced two albums for New York City anti-folk/cabaret group Ching Chong Song; their debut album, Little Naked Gay Adventure, and their second album, Everything is for Babies.

Blechdom also performs with Christopher Fleeger as the computer-country band Barnwave.

She collaborated with Chicks on Speed on the song "Wordy Rappinghood" from their album 99 Cents in 2003 along with other female musicians such as Miss Kittin, Le Tigre, Adult.'s Nicola Kuperus, and Tina Weymouth of the Tom Tom Club.[1] "Wordy Rappinghood" became a moderate dance hit in Europe, peaking at number five on the Belgian Dance Chart,[2] and at number sixty-six on the UK Singles Chart.[3] In 2011 she was artist in residence at WORM, a Rotterdam based institute for avant garde music and art.

Discography[edit]

  • "I Heart Presets" (2001) - CD EP on Tigerbeat6
  • The Inside Story (2001) - 3" CD on Tigerbeat6
  • "Jelly Donuts" (2002) - 7" vinyl on Four States Fair Records
  • "And The Tempo Of Doom (2002) - 7" vinyl on Unbearable Recordings.
  • "Your Butt" (2003) - Dudini
  • Bitches Without Britches (2003) - CD album on Chicks on Speed Records.
  • Eat My Heart Out (2005) - CD album on Chicks on Speed Records.
  • "The Children's Suite" (2008) with Ad Hawk - 7" vinyl on Dual Plover.
  • Gentlemania (2009) - CD album on Sonig.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather (2003). "99 Cents - Chicks on Speed". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be - Chicks On Speed - Wordy Rappinghood". Ultratop (in Dutch). Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Chicks On Speed". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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