Drag queen. Performance artist. That thing living under your toilet seat. Call her what you want, but CHRISTEENE is shaking up the drag game. A self-proclaimed drag terrorist, she truly is a “gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk.” She’s just as poignant as she is nasty, and best of all, a new CHRISTEENE album is on the way.
In a magnificently horrifying and hilarious new video, CHRISTEENE walks around a park to find a new home while spitting everywhere and rating garbage cans she sees fit as toilets. She also announces a vinyl-only presale for her new album, Basura, which officially drops May 22. The first 100 people to purchase the record will receive a special-edition blue vinyl (that perfectly matches CHRISTEENE’s eyes, natually) as well as a hand-written and personalized zine.
We spoke with the drag terrorist about the new CHRISTEENE album several months ago, and this is what she had to say:
“Diz new album Iz cummin out oh so soon an Iz such a special baybeee too mee an Iz produced by uh wonderful freak named Peter Stopchinski an Iz like I went too sum outer space back roooom wit drugz I ain’t ever heard of before an it wuz made because folks donated an helped mee make it an I luv dem ferr dat so hard. Big shit Iz cummin hard buckle ur dick up.”
In the video, CHRISTEENE also announced an “intimate, unplugged” show on April 10 in New York City at the Leslie Lohman Gallery. The Leslie Lohman Museum is an LGBTQ art museum preserving and promoting queer artists.
CHRISTEENE has two other tour dates lined up — on April 6 at Oasis in San Francisco and on April 7 at the Merge Impact + Music Festival in Las Vegas.
And for those of you who don’t know much about CHRISTEENE, her appearance on World of Wonder’s Ring My Bell is a great place to start.