Matriarch is the alias of Julia Spotts, an artist that has quickly risen to a prominent position in the venerable Western Massachusetts noise scene. New Forces has been fortunate to watch Matriarch develop through a series of phenomenal live performances over the course of the past year, and we're proud to present the project's debut, "Jeffersonville." Matriarch evokes the tense, fraying electronics of artists like Joe Colley or Francisco Meirino, adding layers of intuitive menace cultivated in the crumbling basements and sheds of the New England underground. Simultaneously refined, grim, and hedonistic, sound art shrouded in a fog of smoke and sweat. A remarkable debut.