MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announce Upcoming, New Compilation Album, ‘SLEAZY ACTION’!

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On 02/22/21, Gothic-Disco legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will release Sleazy Action a compilation of 12 previously unreleased remixes by TKK’s BUZZ McCOY, highlighting the group’s past 12 years on SleazeBox Records. The album also includes tracks from related side-project BOMB GANG GIRLZ and new songs by BUZZ McCOY and GROOVIE MANN’s DARLING KANDIE.

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SLEAZY ACTION Track List:
1. “Bella Piranha (Hot Shot Mix)” – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
2. “Studio 21 (Titan Mix)” – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
3. “Hell Kat Klub (Klit Klub Mix)” – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
4. “Want (Cockadoodledoo Mix)” – Bomb Gang Girlz
5. “Royal Skull (Karmakazi Mix)” – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
6. “My Wicked Ways (Babylonia Mix)” – Darling Kandie
7. “Witchpunkrockstar (Heavy Mental Mix)” – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
8. “Monti Karlo (Kasino Mix)” – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
9. “Prism (Mata Hari Mix)” – Buzz McCoy
10. “All The Way (S.T.R.U.T. Mix)” – Bomb Gang Girlz
11. “Suite 16 (Love To Love Mix)” – Buzz McCoy
12. “Lone Road (Dead End Mix)” – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

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Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Along with label mates such as Front 242KMFDM and Ministry, TKK (as often abbreviated), helped develop the industrial music genre, but they themselves continued to evolve, creating one of the most diverse repertoires in modern day music. Their sound can be described as electronic rock, heavily influenced by both disco and funk. One of their most distinctive characteristics is the use of spoken-word samples lifted from B-movies laced throughout their songs. Since debuting, they have released 13 studio albums, and their music has been featured in a variety of films, television/cable shows and soundtracks, all the while making a reputation for themselves as one of the most notorious and controversial cult bands of their generation.

Artist Franke Nardiello and musician Marston Daley, two Chicago neighbors who enjoyed late night burritos while watching foreign horror movies on VHS rented from the corner store, began conspiring to make a trashy B movie (in the style of Russ Meyer and John Waters) to be called “My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult”. While the film itself never came to fruition, they also wrote some music to be the accompanying soundtrack. Both worked at Wax Trax! Records in Chicago, and when the label heard the tracks, they were intrigued and eager to release it.

The duo took the title of the film as the name for their band, and decided to focus on the musical group full time. Taking the stage names Groovie Mann (Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Daley), they worked on creating an occult-biker meets disco-rock influence look for the project, which included a bevy of voluptuous back-up singers and dancers known as the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The New York Times wrote, “Sex, blasphemy, big beats and go-go dancing; they’re all in a day’s work for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult ”. This attracted the attention of indie fans and the ire of religious groups in practically equal measure. They released their first album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits in 1988 followed up by the hard-hitting dance floor classics “Kooler Than Jesus” and “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot,” which featured no-wave chanteuse Lydia Lunch on vocals. By the time they released their second album, Confessions Of A Knife (1990), they were far and away one of the biggest selling acts on the label.

In 1991, the band embarked on the decadent “Sexplosion! Tour”, titled after their third album. Alternative Press reviewed the show as “Sin-sational!”. The tour was a success and the record sold so well that they signed a deal with Interscope Records shortly afterwards, and the single “Sex On Wheelz” became a sizeable radio hit.

Hollywood also embraced the group, recognizing the unique cinematic aspect of their sound. The band’s music has appeared in a slew of films and tv/cable shows including, director Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World”, Paul Verhoven’s saucy “Showgirls”, MTV’s “Beavis And Butthead“, and the cult film classic “The Crow”, in which the ensemble make a cameo appearance performing their song “After The Flesh”. More recently the KULT was written into the story line of the 2014 film “Sexy Evil Genius” starring Seth Green.

THRILL KILL KULT continue to release new material via their own SleazeBox Records label (sleazebox.com) and tour extensively with a rotating cast of musicians and dubious characters, however the core of the project has always been Nardiello and Daley, both on record and in the live act. Their performances sizzle with sleaze and infectious grooves, as Melody Maker once described, “A red hot cabaret from Hell”.

They begin their 4th decade this year with the release of a new album, In The House Of Strange Affairs on February 14th, and a North American tour commencing May 5th in Las Vegas. The current line-up is Groovie Mann (vocals), Buzz McCoy (keys), Mimi Star (bass), Justin Thyme (drums), Arena Rock (Bomb Gang Girl).

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Review:Richie Aldente Band’s “Disco Baby” Like A Studio 54 Flashback

Endorsed by none other than Jason Mraz, Seattle’s Richie Aldente Band are redefining the sound of the Emerald City.  Like many of the best bands hip to the intelligent music consumer, RAB creates a fusion of dance beats, disco, yacht rock, and hip-hop to meld their own unique sound.  Richie’s debut, “For The Ladies” was a huge success and put them on the top of the heap in the Seattle club scene.  The video single of “Cougar Hunt” received 10K hits alone on YouTube.  Riding the wave of momentum, Aldente and his band hit the studio again to record “Disco Baby”, an 11 track party fest for your ears and your dancing soul filled with enough grooves to put you back in Studio 54.

Kicking off with “Take My Party Serious” the listener can easily visualize the scene unfolding, limbs grinding and glasses in the air.  The combination of opposing vocals works well here against the funk beat and sets the tone for  what is to follow.  “Lonely Dancer”  takes a shift into a more subtle dance beat that has shades of Joe Jackson era material and shows the diversity that Richie and his mates create.  But immediately that slower mix goes more to the contemporary pop-hip-hop mode with “Reverse Psychology”, a very eighties feel pop tune with some R&B peppered in and maybe some JT.    Other standouts on the LP include “Droptop” with the killer bassline and lyrics that take a shot at our technical age, the title track “Disco Baby” that starts a bit “Prince-esque” and then fades into more of Daft Punk’s “Lucky” vibe, and “1+2” that is definitely a full blown blast hitting the hips immediately, defying one not to dance… and if you don’t you have no funkin’ soul.

It comes down to this- the Richie Aldente Band is a fun-loving, hip swinging, dance jiving, genre blending, good time band that you will love to hear and see.  Check them out for yourself on their website and see what all the funk is about…http://richiealdente.com/music/disco-baby/

CODY KAHMAR Premieres New Song “Last Time”

Singer-songwriter, Cody Kahmar, has just released his third single “Last Time,” an upbeat must-hear dance-trigger for the masses, today on Global Grind. The beat is funk, pop, dance and disco all rolled into one up-tempo track, a variance from Cody’s previous more sensual single, “Sex in the City.” From the moment “Last Time” starts to play, the music propels feel-good vibes that say ‘timeless party anthem.’  You can check out the track on Global Grind, here: http://bit.ly/172JtPK.

 

Last Time” was co-penned by Cody Kahmar and neo-songwriter Dominique Maples, to encourage life’s epic moments that will last for years to come. Everyone has extraordinary last times that can be stimulated by music and this song will help people connect with them; like the last time you will ever dance with someone special, the last time you will kiss your lover, or the last time you will party before tying the knot.

 

“Last Time” was produced by producer Pro Jay (Usher, Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke, Tupac, Jennifer Hudson) and offers the same character and perseverance Prince’s “1999” brought to the dance floor; An adamant plea to cast any cares aside, feel the music and the moment, and go hard!

 

The first chorus of the song kicks off with “We all came to party tonight…,” a statement that sets the tone for the carefree atmosphere “Last Time” was written to create. The significance of the song’s lighthearted persona also reflects Cody’s high-spirited outlook on life. “Life is short and music is a catalyst to inspire people to live life to the fullest. I want ‘Last time’ to inspire people to celebrate life experiences like second chances don’t exist; like it’s their last time.”

Website: www.codykahmar.com

Twitter – @codykahmar

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Youtube – www.youtube.com/codykahmar

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Listen To Sensual Harassment’s Disco Remix Of Dead Leaf Echo ‘ Kingmaker’ Remix

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Listen to Sensual Harassment’s ‘Kingmaker’ Remix Here!!!

 

Brooklyn disco pop duo Sensual Harassment have turned Dead Leaf Echo’s ‘Kingmaker’ into a 80’s disco banger!

Dead Leaf Echo just returned from the West Coast playing with Beach Fossils and The Telescopes atThe Echo. They’ll continue touring the West along with LA gazers Tennis System and have recently headlined the 20th anniversary of the indie gatheringBeautiful Noise Festival held in the desert of Arizona, along with Captured Tracks band Half String.

They also just completed an east coast tour withSlumberland band Lorelei and played SXSWsupporting The Ocean Blue and The Warlocks. They will also be playing The Ocean Blue’s sold out NY show in June. Furthermore, DLE are also scoring an Off Broadway production of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo Juliet’, you can buy tickets here.

Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo is an art collective that is releasing their debut LP “Thought and Language” this Spring. The album has clear4AD influences as it was mixed by John Fryer(Lush, NIN, Depeche Mode) with artwork by the label’s legendary designer V23’s Vaughan Oliver(Pixies, Bauhaus).

They are currently topping the CMJ Top 20 indie charts. They played live on KEXP’s John in the Morning and were recently featured as ‘Song Of The Day’ and are on regular rotation on KEXP as well as on Nic Harcourt’s Morning Becomes Electric on KCSN.

Previous tours and SXSW bills included The Wedding Present, A Place to Bury Strangers &And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.They festivaled in 2011 with The Psychedelic Fursas well as played sold out shows in 2010 opening for the reunited Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.

DLE incorporate elements of ambient,baroque, dream-pop, shoegaze, new wave, and goth, and craft every aspect of their sound and vision, with high-art as concept. Chiming guitars in twin stereo reverbs with shimmering vocals and silky basslines. Dead Leaf Echo runs the gamut of what is now possible within the contemporary underground and stands out on the NYC indie music scene.

Tour Dates:

May 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium #+
May 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool #!
Jun 1 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
July 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s %
July 12 – New York, NY – The Cake Shop %

# w/ The Tennis System
+ w/ Nightmare Air
% w/ Highspire
! w/ Heaven
@ w/ The Ocean Blue

Praise for Dead Leaf Echo:

““The band creates a blossoming world where Cocteau Twins and My Blood Valentine influences swirl and mix with Vladimir Nabokov and Ernest Hemingway love letters.” — The Deli Magazine

“Some of the best live music in the city” —Time Out NY

“Sandwiched between Ride and The Jesus & Mary Chain on the soundtrack to one of Gregg Araki’s Teenage Apocalypse films”–Philphy Mag

“Resonates like a glass of old school Absinthe”–The Huffington Post

“A post-Romantic approach to music, fashion, even New York City itself….. is the kind of wisdom Robert Smith masterfully conjured in his prime”– Andrew Frisicano

“I bet Phil Spector in all his deranged glory never imagined a wall of sound quite as massive and tidal as the one that these guys construct.”–Jasper Coolidge (Jenyk)