Bitch, a lesbian diva from Detroit, and Animal, a trans-man from Queens, met in the late 1990s while they were coincidentally both attending a play rehearsal at a theater school in Chicago and, according to their label Righteous Babe Records, tripping on mushrooms. Before the 'shrooms had left their systems, they'd already begun laying the groundwork for the funny, funked-up folkie sound they would forge out of little more than a drum, an electric violin, and a handful of dildo jokes. Vowing never to reveal their given names, Bitch and Animal quickly hit the coffee shop circuit, leaving a trail of feminist urine in their wake as they induced pee-your-pants laughter in the girl-with-a-guitar crowd with songs like "Sparkly Queen Areola," "Best C*ck on the Block" and "Ganja." Needless to say, Ani DiFranco sent her minions to snap up the duo tout de suite, and they released their second and third albums on her label before taking an indefinite hiatus to pursue other projects.
Bitch went on to form Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion with her girlfriend Daniela Sea, while Animal began performing solo as Animal Prufrock. No, they still haven't told the world what their real names are.