Anita Sparrow lives in the Mansion, a large wooden residential structure in East Vancouver. Her Mansion-mates are a gang of like-minded feminists, many of whom also make music.
Anita recorded a batch of songs about how life can go right and wrong; it’s all hearts and daggers haunted by the ghosts of bed-mates past (“Your face looks different when we fight”). Last autumn she and some cohorts embarked on a cross-continental journey christened the “Smash Patriarchy” tour.
- This cassette was released on Radical Clatter, a label run by Mansion-dweller Aaron MacHattie.
- These songs were recorded by Mansion-mate Katie Caron.
- This cassette includes the song "Maps", which was featured on the Believer compilation Love Songs for Lamps.
Mansion Music is Anita (uke, vocals), Nicole (bass, vocals), and Katie (drums, vocals).