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Short Cuts Podcast Ep 65

BEAUTY IN CHAOS “BLOODLETTING” (The Vampire Song)

(Artist Bio) | November 8, 2022
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LA-based alternative rock collective Beauty In Chaos has released their new single ‘Bloodletting’. This dark, spooky New Orleans-infused rendition of the Concrete Blonde track features vocalists Whitney Tai, Kat Leon and Tish Ciravolo in a nod to the original song.

More than just a slight sonic departure from their previous releases, this track has BIC curator Michael Ciravolo taking the lead vocal, highlighting his New Orleans drawl, front and center. Ciravolo has also enlisted saxophone extraordinaire Mars Williams of The Psychedelic Furs to add some amazing jazz inspired avant-garde vibes to this incredible song.

“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,” says Michael Ciravolo.

As with many BIC singles, a stunning video accompanies this release, each audio-visual offering very different from its predecessors. For “Bloodletting’, Vicente Cordero and Industrialism Films returned behind the camera.

Ciravolo adds: “Well, this video is certainly VERY different from our most recent single ‘Afterlife’. We wanted a very tongue-in-cheek (or would that be fangs-in-neck?) mix of ‘Eyes Wide Shut‘‘ and ’‘Lost Boys” … focusing more on a loosely-based storyline than just a simple band performance with it all being in good campy fun!”

Beauty In Chaos, together with Jammer Direct, 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’.

As of October 31, ‘Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)’ will be available digitally from fine music outlets, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp. The ‘Behind The Veil’ LP can also be ordered directly from the artist at https://www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store.

-Official bio

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