PWR BTTM is a queer punk band consisting of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce. The band formed at Bard College, where Hopkins and Bruce bonded over a mutual interest in bringing elements of performance and drag artistry into DIY culture, and recorded a demo, Cinderella Beauty Shop, and the Republican National Convention split EP with Jawbreaker Reunion.
PWR BTTM's debut LP, Ugly Cherries, documents the duo's experiences with queerness, gender, and adulthood over the course of a year of living in upstate New York. Ugly Cherries was recorded by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Company in New Paltz, New York, and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. Since recording the album, the band has toured alongside Ra Ra Riot, Mitski, and Car Seat Headrest, spreading their infectious live show across the United States and beyond.