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July 8, 2013


BEACH, formerly of Bitch and Animal, Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion, and an actor in Shortbus, is a singer who plays electric violin, bass, ukulele and keytar.

BEACH started studying classical violin at 4, and later expanded her musical horizons by studying fiddling with Andrew Bird. Her band, Bitch and Animal, toured with Ani Difranco in the U.S. and Europe and released two albums on Difranco’s label,Righteous Babe Records.

Her new album is indie-electro rock fronted by her electric violin. Live, she is joined on stage by an Alligator who operates the “machine.” Together, they make hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock. BEACH’s new album, In Us We Trust, comes out July 16th on her own Short Story Records!

1. What is your hometown?

Monroeville, PA and Birmingham, MI

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?


Punky Brewster

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Punky Brewster!

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

Ravel’s Bolero and “Hello Kitti Tipi” by Debra Yepa-Pappan


5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

I recently finished and loved Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and have been reading a recipe book about Georgia O’Keefe written by one of her care-takers.  It includes fun stories about her, and recipes that she developed from food from her own garden. 

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Django Reinhardt “Stardust”

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

Guilt Trip 🙂

8.  Cat person or dog person?

Elvis and Einstein!

Beach Dogs

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Truth, kindly

10. How do you define sin?

What we have done to our oceans/BEACHes/wildlife

Beach Garbage Ocean

11. How do you define virtue?

12. Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

This woman lived to play and played to live.  

Beach Headstone

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