LA-based Alternative Rock collective Beauty In Chaos released a new single as a “Halloween surprise”, “Bloodletting“. This is an intentionally dark and spooky New Orleans-influenced rendition of the Concrete Blonde track, featuring BIC vocalists Whitney Tai, Kat Leon and Tish Ciravolo. The group also enlisted saxophone player Mars Williams of The Psychedelic Furs to add some jazz inspired avant-garde vibes to the song.
BIC curator Michael Cirvalo comments:
I always loved this song, as Johnette’s lyrics painted an eerily realistic picture of my hometown. On a recent trip there, I found myself walking through some dark side streets in the French Quarter with my BIC producer Michael Rozon and the freaky sights and sounds had this song ringing in my head. I heard a saxophone wailing from a distant club and that inspired this cover idea. Fortunately for me, my friends Tim Palmer and Richard Fortus had just produced the latest Furs album and kindly made an introduction to Mars. I’ve always loved what he plays with one of my favorite bands and he thankfully agreed to be part of this.
On the video for “Bloodletting’, Vicente Cordero and Industrialism Films returned behind the camera to create the “good campy fun.” Beauty In Chaos, together with Jammer Direct, have also released the documentary film Unveiled, providing behind-the-scenes insight into the band’s recently released all-female-fronted album Behind The Veil.
As for all BIC releases, the physical version (CD/ vinyl) is accompanied by a 25-track digital bonus edition featuring remixes by Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Sin Quirin (Ministry), Kitty Lectro, Bentley Jones, Julian Shah-Tayler, Roman Marisak, Kevin Kipnis and The Phoenix Supernova, as well as an extended album version of “Orion“.