Moor Mother Goddess | Photo by Chris Sikich for WXPN |

Spark Mag premiered a new track from Moor Mother Goddess called “Zombie Pigs on the Range” this week. Paired with the recording is an interview with MMGZ’s Camae Defstar, the local artist who is also responsible for the recurring ROCKERS music series. No matter the format, everything Defstar does is thought-provoking and visceral. So it’s no surprise that her thoughts on style and and the climate of underground / punk music scenes address issues most of us wouldn’t even think of. Listen to the gritty “Zombie Pigs on the Range” below and read an excerpt from her Spark Mag interview.

How would you describe your style? Talk about clothing and presentation and how it interacts with your performance as a musician and as a person in the world.


I don’t have a style. Let me say my style is no style. Clothing and props are extensions of money. I have no money or time to worry about style or aesthetic. I am enough. To me, if anything, style is my heart, it’s the courage to continue against the backdrop of structural racism.


What are the most questionable things that you see getting/having popularity in underground music and radical politics? Whats your take on who gets love in these scenes?


I see a lot of stealing of art. A lack of respect for so called black woman across the board by everyone, POC included. I see that people are desperate to get famous and will feed on anything moving. I see mediocrity being the norm. I see the failed education system. I see false information being shared. The scene is stuck in a vortex. The scene is desperate and divided all across genres. Radical music what is that even and who makes it I’m not sure I don’t even call my music radical, but against the white wall backdrop I can understand why folks think they are radical or may call my music that. Who gets shine in the scene are those are people who have money and connections, or a look that is easily digested, or people that make music that celebrates traditions of privilege.