PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day [VIDEO]

NPR reviews:

Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce are radiant beings who make every minute louder, more glamorous and deeply personal as PWR BTTM. The punk duo has announced Pageant, its follow-up to 2015’s Ugly Cherries, with the outrageous “Big Beautiful Day.”

“There are men in every town / Who live to bring you down,” Hopkins sings. “My advice is to look incredible / As you make their lives regrettable / By being your damn self.”

This is part of PWR BTTM’s core: revel in, and shout out, your individuality, even and especially in the face of misguided masculinity. But PWR BTTM is quick to extend their sympathies to those same men, “who never had a choice but to grow up and be scared to be your friend.”

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    ….So it’s a biography of Lyndsey Graham?

    • Todd20036

      If Lyndsey weren’t so self hating, maybe.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        I was trying for ironic… Fail!

        • Todd20036

          LOL It’s fine. But I love effeminate gays when they are flaunting it. I have a problem with those who try to “butch themselves up” to try to somehow fit in better.
          Phoniness is a turnoff to me. Masculinity/Femininity is a neutral trait IMHO

  • Todd20036

    Queercore. Someone who is unapologetically effeminate and fabulously out. And hard core at the same time. Love the song. Love the artist, love the name, love the video. Needs to wear less clothing.

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    • Circle Thomas

      If you missed it, check out their NPR Tiny Desk Concert from last year:

      http://www.npr.org/2016/03/30/472462205/pwr-bttm-tiny-desk-concert

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  • the message is wonderful. the music isn’t my thing, but i have to say how nice it is to see so many out queer folk using guitars like all the rest of the silly younglings like to do.

    i remember the time when any queer musician was automatically in only a few categories, and none of them guitar rock.

  • greenmanTN

    For whatever reason it reminded me of this.

    https://youtu.be/Cw0pgC2SOsQ

    • jo gerardo

      Hugging my BF from behind and staring dreamily at Billy Zoom, when he spies us, smiles and twirls his tongue. Drunk guy yelling, “Hit Paulene, hit that b*tch!”. Ahhh, #’s, Houston, more than 30 years ago, vivid memories. Blasted “Wild Gift” yesterday afternoon!

  • JoeMyGod

    PWR BTTM kind of reminds me of early Green Day. But more fabulous.

    • Todd20036

      Good call. Green Day is certainly gay positive, but PWR BTTM is seriously out

    • Cousin Bleh

      They remind me more of The Pixies. But awful.

  • Kevin Perez

    New York’s hottest new club is, Knitting Factory.
    DJ Betsy Ross has gone all out.
    This club has everything!
    Psychodelic dyes
    Fresh needles, for knitting!
    A human doily..
    –A human doily? What’s that?
    You know, it’s that thing where a midget wears a kaftan and spins around until he throws up.
    /stefon

  • Cousin Bleh

    I’m all for teh gays expanding their musical horizons beyond shitty dance music and divas, but we really shouldn’t have to settle for shitty punk music.

  • zeddy303

    So happy to see this. This whole masc thing has gotten out of control and is such a turnoff. And now with a maniac in the office, I hope to see more stuff like this pop up.

  • Acronym Jim

    The real question here is whether PWR BTTM is an initialism or an acronym. Oh, who am I kidding? OF COURSE it’s an acronym. And a fabulous one at that.

  • Mike Knife

    “There are men in every town / Who live to bring you down,” Hopkins sings. “My advice is to look incredible / As you make their lives regrettable / By being your damn self.” A lot of those men are anti-gay Christians who not only want you down but dead. You should take it a step beyond and expose them for the evil people they are who want to bring you down. Name the evil men who bring you down and tell everybody who they are and what they do. That will bring the evil men down who want to bring you down.

  • I know where my nephew and I will be on June 2nd. He introduced me to these crazy children several months ago, and I’ve been digging up everything of theirs I can find ever since.

  • JCF

    Boy, they sound like fun. BeccaG, if you’re around: you have permission to take me on a date next Thursday! 😉 [Oakland]