Los Angeles-based Alternative Dark Wave Rock five-piece, The Saint James Society, will release its latest EP, Covered In Blood, on Blank City Records as a very limited edition pressing on used medical x-rays on July 14th 2017, which will be preceded by the digital release on June 30th 2017.
The band’s latest EP will mark the debut on LA’s newest record label, Blank City Records. Specializing in releasing music on the infamous vintage medical X-Rays format, made famous in the ‘50s & ‘60s to smuggle jazz and pop records behind the Iron Curtain, the label will press just 100 copies of the EP as part of the release. Pre-order the EP here.
The EP is a collection of covers that have inspired the band since its inception, several of which have been a mainstay in The Saint James Society’s live set over the years. The EP also features guest vocals from Anna Bulbrook (The Airborne Toxic Event / The Bulls / Edwards Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) and Swan (Glitch Mob / Pair Of Arrows). The lead track from the EP, the Siouxsie and the Banshees track “Arabian Knights”, features guest vocalist Bulbrook and is accompanied by a video directed by Juan Azulay (Sigur Rós / Lydia Lunch / The Cult / The Black Ryder).
“Arabian Knights” and a cover of Bauhaus’ “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” will feature on the physical release, which will be pressed on genuine, used medical X-Rays, breathing new life and making art from these discarded slices of peoples’ most intimate history. The release will come with a digital download of the whole 5-track EP, which also features Lords Of The New Church’s “Russian Roulette”, Shocking Blue’s “Hot Sand, and a suitably ‘80s inspired remix of the Siouxsie track by cult Romanian producer Peter Zaad (Doddy / Marcel Pavel).
The brainchild of singer and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Burkart whilst living in Austin, Texas, the band’s line-up of Los Angeles-based gypsies includes British guitarist Marc Sallis (The Duke Spirit / The Bulls), bassist Noah Harmon (The Airborne Toxic Event / Summer Moon / Dhani Harrison), Giselle Reiber (Ice Balloons / Midnight Masses) on synths and drummer Glenn Fryatt.
The Saint James Society “Covered In Blood EP” Track Listing:
1. Arabian Knights (originally by Siouxsie and the Banshees) feat. Anna Bulbrook
2. Russian Roulette (originally by Lords of the New Church) feat. Swan
3. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (originally by Bauhaus)
4. Hot Sand (originally by Shocking Blue)
5. Arabian Knights (Peter Zaad ‘Stranger 80s Remix’)
The band will be performing Monday, August 14th at the Nightmare Air residency at the Satellite featuring Blank City Records bands The Saint James Society (10pm), Pair of Arrows (9pm), Sea Ghouls (midnight), BCR Artist in Residence Mollie Tuggle exhibition and BCR DJs spinning vinyl all night long.