Enid Ellen, the dynamic duo from Cleveland, now flourishing in the vibrant scene of New York City, unveils their latest album, Piss Boi Pisces. This 10-track masterpiece, set to release on December 18th, stands as a tribute to the creative relationship and Piscean characteristics of band members David Mramor (aka Enid Ellen) and Greg Potter. The album art, featuring both members in the iconic Pisces constellation pose, perfectly encapsulates the essence of their astrological inspiration.
Piss Boi Pisces emerges as Enid Ellen‘s third album, further solidifying their position in the music world. The album is an eclectic mix of ’90s grunge, ’60s and ’70s rock, and glam rock with undertones of piano ballads, resonating with the strong poetic lyricism characteristic of the duo. As prominent members of the LGBTQIA+ community, their songs intricately weave themes of gender, sexuality, and drag while embracing the power of nature imagery to craft profound metaphors.
The album kicks off with “The Surge,” a rock anthem mirroring the current global political divide, fueled by fear of the unknown. It’s a track brimming with imagery of shipwrecks, bunkers, glam rock, and natural disasters, underpinned by a strong sense of queer resilience and optimism. “Acadia,” the second single, portrays the metaphorical intertwining of land and human endurance, manifesting as a stripper named Acadia in its music video, also directed by Mramor.
Another standout track, “Don’t Wanna Love You Forever,” scheduled for a music video release on December 22nd, blends ’50s and ’60s sitcom aesthetics with a modern twist. The song’s balladic nature, coupled with its nostalgic visuals, creates a narrative of love, fear of intimacy, and the apprehension of commitment.
The album is a journey through an emotional spectrum ranging from rage to love, sadness to power, balancing punk energy with melodic grace. Each song serves as a sonic escape, evoking a range of emotions and empowering its listeners. Enid Ellen’s signature style—a fusion of rebellion, glam rock, and emotional honesty—is evident throughout the album.
The duo’s path to Piss Boi Pisces reflects their individual and collective experiences. Greg Potter’s melodic piano and guitar compositions provide the backbone for David Mramor’s lyrics, which draw from his travels, experiences, and political insights. Their musical influences, including Tori Amos, Nirvana, Hole, opera legends, David Bowie, and Elton John, lend a unique flavor to their work, merging various genres into a coherent and impactful whole.
Enid Ellen‘s journey from their first DIY project, “Cannibal Disease,” to their latest album marks significant growth and exploration in their sound and artistic expression. Piss Boi Pisces is not just an album; it’s a narrative of their journey, a reflection of their identities, and a celebration of the diverse influences that shape their music.
With Piss Boi Pisces, Enid Ellen continues to push the boundaries of music, art, and performance, delivering messages that resonate deeply with their audience. This album is a testament to their talent and dedication as artists, inviting listeners into their world of rebellion, glam rock, and emotional honesty.
Listen to the latest album here: