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cumgirl8 - 4AD Debut 'phantasea pharm' EP Out Now
cumgirl8 : 4AD Debut 'phantasea pharm' EP Out Now
18th August 2023

Today, New York four-piece cumgirl8 release the EP phantasea pharm, their debut release on 4AD.

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Recorded, mixed and mastered entirely from analog tape, phantasea pharm was born out of an obsession with Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Old McDonald’ ahead of a show in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The band decided to pay homage. Vilim dressed up in a cow leotard with pig accessories, Lombardo in a g-string and apron that read ‘The Grillfather,’ Rodrigues became a lawn mower, and Fox took on the role of a sexy rooster.  “We went on stage that night and told everyone we were a ‘Fantasy Farm.’”

The result is six tracks of boundaryless music that stretch across the likes of Cocteau Twins, ESG, Suicide, The Slits, B-52s, Madonna.  Among those tracks are previously released singles ‘gothgirl1’, ‘cicciolina,’ a tribute to the Hungarian-Italian pornstar turned politician of the same name and accompanied by Emmie America-directed visuals, and ‘cursed angel’, whose video premiered earlier this week via Document Journal.

cumgirl8 are now in the UK and Europe for the rest of the summer for a handful of festivals and in-store appearances at Rough Trade East and Resident.  The band will return to the continent in November, see below for full tour dates.

18th - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK
19th - Core Festival, Glasgow, UK
21st - Rough Trade East (live in-store + signing), London, UK
22nd - Resident (live in-store + signing), Brighton, UK
23rd - Sebright Arms, London, UK
26th - Loose Ends Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
30th - Popkultur Festival, Berlin, Germany
31st - Sameheads (DJ Set), Berlin, Germany

3rd - Lion's Den, Manchester, UK
4th - Homobloc, Manchester, UK
9th - Stereolux, Nantes, France
10th -11th - Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France
11th - Rocking Chair Festival, Vevey, Switzerland
12th - Sonic City, Kortrijk, Belgium
14th - Toekomstmuziek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16th - FiftyLab, Brussels, Belgium
20th - Hus 7, Stockholm, Sweden
21st - Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
23rd - Arci Bellezza, Milan, Italy
24th - No Glucose, Bologna, Italy
25th - Circolo Dong, Macerata, Italy
30th - Death Disco, Athens, Greece



1. cicciolina
2. dead pixels
3. cursed angel
4. picture party ft. Christeene
5. gothgirl1
6. pritney llc



c*mgirl8 met in a sex chat 8000 years ago in another metaverse. Made up of Lida Fox (bass), Veronika Vilim (guitar), Chase Lombardo (drums) and Avishag Rodrigues (guitar), the band render the immersive and chaotic energy from cyberspace into our world, coming together to make a boundary-less sound that brilliantly stretches across the likes of ESG, Cocteau Twins, Suicide, CSS, B-52s, The Shangri-Las, Chris & Cosey. Their latest EP, phantasea pharm, the group’s debut release since signing to 4AD, follows last year’s standalone single ‘dumb bitch’ and EP’s c*mgirl8 (2020) and RIPc*mgirl8 (2021).