If You're A Boy Or A Girl

by elettrodomestico

supported by
conrad raven
conrad raven thumbnail
conrad raven Jane is the best! Favorite track: Rabbit Stew.
yougotmegotmegotme
yougotmegotmegotme thumbnail
yougotmegotmegotme I follow Jane on Twitter, and dig her music. Found out today that she made a new album with her new band, and upon checking it out, it sounded very good and different, just like Jane's music has always stood out to me. Rabbit Stew is very good, and I generally like the neat sounds and lyrics to this album. An easy buy for me, no doubt. Good stuff. Stop, Drop & Swallow speaks about times today, and the Next Night is spooky good. The videos are also very cool! Favorite track: Rabbit Stew.
steveinsocal
steveinsocal thumbnail
steveinsocal "...If you think Jane Wiedlin's "Fur" is a bit of a lost 80's classic, then this album is for you. Guitars and synths jostle for supremacy as wave after wave of timeless power-pop tunes work their way up from your toes before embedding themselves deep into your conscious..."

reclaimingthecolonies-onestateatatime.blogspot.com
Favorite track: Aloha.
ital53
ital53 thumbnail
ital53 pleasantly impressed with this CD.
love the whimsical tones on some songs, and the yesteryear tones, mixed with some really cool sounds.

Thanks Jane and Peter
Favorite track: The Next Night.
church_d
church_d thumbnail
church_d I’ve been anticipating “If You’re a Boy or a Girl” since the “Aloha” dropped several months ago. Jane and Pietro have great harmonies backing each other up no matter who is lead singer throughout the album. The Great mix of power guitars and electronics as well as catchy lyrics makes this album a must purchase for fans of power pop music. Jane and Pietro make a great team and I hope they make it within a 3 hour drive from Kansas City during their U.S.Tour dates so that I can see them live! Love the videos and can’t wait for the LP to arrive in the mail! David C., Topeka, KS
David Keller
David Keller thumbnail
David Keller We have followed this group since their 1st listening party and they are FIRE! No lies, I have been a fan of Jane Wiedlin since I bought my first Go-Go's album, Beauty and the Beat when I was 11. Which was also my first concert, Vacation, and she was my 1st girl crush. This introduced us to Pietro Straccia who is an amazing instrumentalist and vocalist. This is my new fave group and we love what they are giving us! Favorite track: Rabbit Stew.
more...
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • ED HEAD T-SHIRT
    T-Shirt/Apparel

    ED HEAD (design by Dean Kelly) T-Shirt. It comes in Black OR White OR Turquoise

    Printed in West Oakland on high quality, super soft fitted shirts.

    Sold Out

  • First Press Album
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Import, 180gr vinyls, with color insert, lyric sheet, download card and poly bag.

    Includes unlimited streaming of If You're A Boy Or A Girl via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

  • "SOLD OUT" ED HEAD SIGNED VINYL PACKAGE

    1 VINYL SIGNED
    1 T-SHIRT
    1 ENGRAVED METAL PIN
    1 BACKSTAGE PASS/DOWNLOAD
    1 STICKER
    1 SET OF ED GUITAR PICKS

    10 available

    Sold Out

  • ED Engraved Metal Pin
    Button

    1 inch polished metal embossed ED pin!

    Sold Out

  • "temporarily sold out" Backstage Pass Album Download Code

    We made 200 of these collectable Elettrodomestico Backstage passes which contain a WAV download code of the full album!

    Includes unlimited streaming of If You're A Boy Or A Girl via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
03:37 video
ALOHA Wiedlin/Straccia Is it something I said? Every day I swallow my feet Now that I'm here Don't know how to be me The haters around Are on the attack If I let em hug me They'll bury knives in my back And I do understand They'd rather I not speak I'm supposed to be silent I'm supposed to be meek But I have spent a lifetime Learning not to be Learning not to be I don't want to die alone Three thousand miles from nowhere A million miles from home ALOHA: HELLO ALOHA: GOODBYE ALOHA: I LOVE YOU I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME Fire ants and Iceheads Coming to take me down You'll get eaten alive here My big mouth is not allowed Let the gentle breezes And tropical scent Comfort you And cover up the stench Of everything everything A That's rotten here And everyone That's twisted and bent Cuz I have spent a lifetime Trying not to be Trying not to be I don't want to die alone Three thousand miles from nowhere A million miles from home ALOHA: HELLO ALOHA: GOODBYE ALOHA: I LOVE YOU I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME A I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME ALOHA: I LOVE YOU I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME GOODBYE
2.
RABBIT STEW Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia I fell into a hole Rabbit stew didn't know what to do Asleep Awake Dreams crowded With conversation and dates of expiration Floored the ground below my feet Melts feelings Black and blue again Cracked ceiling Beyond the glass door Guess I'll stick around a little more Outside the window the water's cold And my heart is growing mold ASLEEP AWAKE SURROUNDED BY BLUE DREAMS AWAKEN DECADES OF YOU Diamond dogs die I drink and I cry The neighbors fight And it's like this every night And outside the window the water's cold And my heart keeps growing mold Beyond the glass door Guess I'll stick around a little more Guess I'll stick around ASLEEP AWAKE SURROUNDED BY BLUE DREAMS AWAKEN DECADES OF YOU Oh I fell into a hole Oh I Oh I Oh I fell into a hole Oh I oh I
3.
MAIL ORDER BRIDE Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia Do it do it I do I do My constant companion Always beside me my little bunnybun My hand you so tightly hold Cuz yours is always so cold You're so tiny but you talk so loud How can it be that no one else hears you Always demanding: Do it do it I do I do Never leaving my side My lovely bride You've delivered your invite to Heaven Each day since I was eleven Why do you lie to us With your fairytales of Jesus Promising good times ahead When we are the dead Never leaving my side My Mail Order Bride My sweet bride Do it do it I do I do Why dont you show your face I try and try To dig you out of your base but you're too deep inside Yeah you play seek and hide And though I cut with great haste I could never get to that place You've delivered your invite to Heaven Each day since I was eleven Why dont you lift your veil So coy with your skin so pale Promising good times ahead When we are the dead Never leaving my side My Mail Order Bride Always by my side My sweet bride My sweet bride
4.
LOVE ME AT A DISTANCE Pat McDonald Love me at a distance Love me from afar I'll love you forever Wherever you are Love me at a distance Though I can't be there It's nice having someone In the world somewhere I'm wishing you everything Money, luck and fun A girlfriend, a boyfriend I'll be either one Potential disappointment Is a bird in the hand Who'll say what you want to hear Sings on demand I'd rather be your long lost secret love This mystery fits me like a glove Love the idea of me Love the idea of me I offer no resistance No strain upon your strength Love me at a distance And I'll love you at length Love me like an ex So cold and so far gone Call me from Mexico And play me like a song Call me your long lost secret love This mystery fits me like a glove Love the idea of me Love the idea of me Love the idea of me And fuck the reality Love me at a distance Love me from afar And I'll love you forever Wherever you are Love me at a distance Though I can't be there It's nice having someone In the world, in the world, in the world Somewhere
5.
04:28 video
BRITTLE Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia Standing on the edge of a cliff It's unstable it's unstable Trying to find a purpose to purchase I'm unable unable AND IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING CONTROL OF ILLUSION CONTROL OF ILLUSION When I was a girl I could breathe Above water, underwater When I was a girl I could fly Like every daughter, every daughter AND IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING CONTROL OF ILLUSION IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING CONTROL OF ILLUSION THERE WERE BUMPS AND I FELT THEM ALL NOT JUST A LITTLE WITH EVERY JUMP WHAT WAS TOUGH BECAME BRITTLE Everywhere is poisoned beauty All the world is set on fire And I would be with other people Who desire my desires Now I'd rather be alone But I'm unable I'm a liar AND IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING CONTROL OF ILLUSION IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING CONTROL OF ILLUSION NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH CONTROL OF ILLUSION NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH CONTROL OF ILLUSION NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH
6.
STOP, DROP & SWALLOW Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia Here's something for the pain Time to climb aboard again Hide what is yours and follow It's okay, stop drop and swallow You don't really need to be a man I don't feel the need to show my hand HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A BRIGHT YOUNG THING I DON'T REMEMBER I DON'T REMEMBER HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BELIEVE IN ANYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER I WONT REMEMBER For a day of solitude Would you promise a change in attitude For just one dreamless night Would you tear your clothes And everything in sight HIDE WHAT IS YOURS AND FOLLOW IT'S OKAY, STOP DROP AND SWALLOW You don't really need to be a man I don't feel the need to show my hand HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A BRIGHT YOUNG THING I DON'T REMEMBER I DON'T REMEMBER HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BELIEVE IN ANYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER I CANT REMEMBER HIDE WHAT IS YOURS AND FOLLOW IT'S OKAY, STOP DROP AND SWALLOW
7.
04:12
BLISS Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia That flea of a cat Tearing up the mess in my house again This house  twenty feet away from some dangerous friends My friends Keep changing like a nonstop turnstyle Not sold on the width, depth or breadth of that smile I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS That cat Is a harbinger of doom My friends Are camping out in every room This house Take out the trash, no I gotta crash Not sold This was supposed to be a deal Sans cash I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS (They said it would be magnificent) I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS (They said it would be transcendent) I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS (They said it would be magnificent) But who    Who made their bed? Yeah, you You made your bed And now comes the time  To lie lie lie in it  And that's what you get for your folly Work on your poker face, dolly I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS (They said it would be magnificent I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS (They said it would be transcendent) NO I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS (They said it would be magnificent) I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS (They said it would be transcendent)
8.
NIGHTBLIND Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia I can't see in the dark Steering the car in the blind Hoping the road stays straight Because narrow is the pathway Moving gaily forward You better go man Get your feet off the ground Stick your head in the clouds Pour your mind in the gutter Clear your thoughts Clear your thoughts Nobody knows you’re night blind Till you hit a kid Till you drive off a cliff Nobody knows you’re night blind Till it’s too late maybe I'll pray to a god that don't exist Pray to a god that don't exist You better go man Get your feet off the ground Stick your head in the clouds Pour your mind in the gutter Clear your thoughts of clutter You better go man Get your feet off the ground Stick ,your head in the clouds Pour your mind in the gutter Free your thoughts Free your thoughts Clear your thoughts Clear your thoughts Clear your thoughts Nobody knows Till it's too late too late You gotta go man go Cuz it's too late too late Nobody knows Till it's too late too late You gotta go man go Cuz it's too late too late
9.
LOST AT SEA Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia I ran away on a boat Across a big ole moat Didn't you know? I kicked you out and swore you off You bug me like a scratchy cough Didn't you know? ANOTHER SKY-FILLED MORNING YOU COULD SHARE WITH ME I'M NOT ALONE BUT LONELY I'M LOST AT SEA The scope was pointed straight ahead A new wave hit me instead It was so dumb I'm down here lost at sea You stayed up there in The Peaks You didn't come I'M OUT OF SONGS AND LONGING FOR BEAUTY GETTING NOWHERE SLOWLY I'M LOST AT SEA ANOTHER SKY-FILLED MORNING YOU COULD SHARE WITH ME I'M NOT ALONE BUT LONELY I'M LOST AT SEA And this mistake What has it taught? A bird in love The hand is blind Time marches on This ain't much fun Aphorisms roll off my tongue Enough cliches to pen a play Cold comfort to the mind There is no time When it is fun This dilemma makes me feel numb It all comes from a place of love It should come from a place of love Well, it MOSTLY comes from a place of love
10.
THE NEXT NIGHT Jane Wiedlin/Pietro Straccia When everything is hurting And every single minute ticks like hours When you can't seem to settle Even though you've run out of all power Worn, your will is gone But you still go on Just remember IT MAKES THE NEXT NIGHT EASIER TILL THE NEXT NIGHT You’re so tired you're decomposing Your janky limbs would kill to be reposing (decomposing) The monkey mind is spinning It feels like you'll never be not in it (decomposing) Soon the light will hit where you lay You'll drag your sorry ass out of bed Somehow you'll get through the day Like the dead Worn, your will is gone But you still go on Just remember IT MAKES THE NEXT NIGHT EASIER TILL THE NEXT NIGHT GETS EASIER THE NEXT NIGHT TILL THE NEXT NIGHT THE NEXT NIGHT

about

"If You're A Boy Or A Girl" is the first album by songwriters Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) and multi instrumentalist Pietro Straccia (epiqe).

An explosive long distance writing collaboration that started a few days after David Bowie's death and culminated in the recording of a collection of candy-grunge, elettro, psychedelic, pop, songs and the subsequent birth of Elettrodomestico.

While many of the lyrics explore alienation and despair, the sound of the duo is markedly upbeat, with layered guitars, intricate harmonies, and four-to-the-floor pop drumbeats.

Guest musicians, Joe Gore (Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman), played bass, guitar, piano, slide guitar on many songs, and Gaby LaLa on Sitar!

credits

released October 23, 2017

Recorded by Travis Kasperbauer at Lucky Recording Company in Brisbane CA, and by Pietro Straccia at Las Cuatro Palmeras in Oakland CA.
Produced by Travis Kasperbauer, Pietro Straccia, Jane Wiedlin
Mixed by Travis Kasperbauer
Mastered by Piper Payne at Neato Mastering.
All Songs © Jane Wiedlin and Pietro Straccia
Love Me At A Distance written by Pat MacDonald

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

elettrodomestico Oakland, California

NewWave/Pop icon Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) teams up American/Italian multi instrumentalist Pietro Straccia to create timeless electro psychedelic pop songs.

contact / help

Contact elettrodomestico

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like elettrodomestico, you may also like: