Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stereogum premieres video from Julie Christmas' upcoming solo debut, Made Out of Babies singer branches out

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"Metal's most riveting frontwoman...a smart, eccentric post-kid just becoming aware of the unearthly power she wields." -- Decibel Magazine

"Julie Christmas sings, screams, snarls and sobs her heart out with terrifying naked abandon." -- Revolver

Brooklyn singer Julie Christmas releases her first solo record, The Bad Wife, next month. Today, Stereogum posted the exclusive premiere of the first video from the album, for the song "Bow." Directed by James OBrien, Pastor Alvarado and Genn Long, the fairytale style clip sees the singer being pursued through the woods by a lanky, furry beast.

Often celebrated for her intense vocal acrobatics in heavy-hitting bands like Made Out of Babies, Battle of Mice and the supergroup Spylacopa (featuring members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Candiria and Isis), Christmas' solo debut finds her pushing the range of her already iconoclastic genre-melding work. Ahead of the album's release, the song "July 31st" is featured on the soundtrack for the Paramount movie, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, starring Harvey Keitel and Cuba Gooding Jr.  

Check out the tracks "July 31st" (HERE) and "Bow" (HERE) from The Bad Wife. Fans can also listen and buy songs or pre-order the deluxe LP edition and CD via Bandcamp.

Of late, Christmas has been busy expanding her repertoire. She currently is collaborating with Nix Turner, renowned illustrator of worldwide counterculture icon, Emily the Strange, to create a book titled The Scribbles and Scrapes of Amy Anyone: (A Multiple Personality Autobiography).  Christmas wrote the story and is working on music for the release of an accompanying CD, featuring a tone signaling the reader to turn the page.

In addition, the singer recently worked on the soundtrack for a French indie film "Le Debut," in which a young couple resorts to infanticide when faced with the challenges of poverty, depression and parenthood. "I use sounds to express feelings and ideas that I am too clumsy to get across with words alone," the singer explains. "Working with amazing visual artists - people who speak in images - gets me one step closer to really communicating with anyone nuts enough to listen."

Christmas's band, Made Out of Babies, is currently writing their fourth full-length album, scheduled to be released in the spring of 2011.  Live shows and exhibitions with visual artists are being arranged. A video to promote the album is in production.

The Bad Wife will be available on CD/LP and digital download via Rising Pulse Records on November 9th, 2010. 

Artist: Julie Christmas
Album Title: The Bad Wife
Label: Rising Pulse Records
Release Date: November 9th, 2010

Track List:
01. July 31st (MP3)
02. If You Go Away
03. Bow (MP3) (VIDEO)
04. Secrets All Men Keep (Salt Bridge, Part II)
05. Six Pairs of Feet and One Pair of Legs
06. Headless Hawks
07. The Wigmaker's Widow
08. I Just Destroyed the World
09. When Everything is Green

Hi-res photos, cover art, bio and more:

Julie Christmas is available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at dave@usthemgroup.com

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