Kevin Blechdom in performance
|Birth name||Kristin Erickson|
|Born||1978 (age 36–37)
Florida, United States
|Origin||San Francisco, California|
|Instruments||Vocals, Piano, Computer, Banjo|
|Labels||Sonig, Tigerbeat6, Chicks on Speed Records|
|Associated acts||Blectum from Blechdom, Adult Rodeo, Barnwave|
Life and career
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 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. "Wordy Rappinghood" became a moderate dance hit in Europe, peaking at number five on the Belgian Dance Chart, and at number sixty-six on the UK Singles Chart. In 2011 she was artist in residence at WORM, a Rotterdam-based institute for avant garde music and art.
- "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.
- Phares, Heather (2003). "99 Cents - Chicks on Speed". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
- "Ultratop.be - Chicks On Speed - Wordy Rappinghood". Ultratop (in Dutch). Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
- "Chart Stats - Chicks On Speed". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
- Kevin Blechdom's official website
- An interview with Kevin Blechdom
- A Viennese Acoustic Video Session with Kevin Blechdom
- Kevin Blechdom Intervista per Youthless Fanzine