NYC EP Release Show July 28 at Nublu
Shares Title-track and “Valley Low (Champagne Brains Remix)”
Addicted to Life EP on iTunes:
“Addicted to Life”
“Valley Low (Champagne Brains Remix)” Streaming Below
“Betty‘s bound for the big time…her voice oozes soul while jazz, and punk play beautifully in the back ground.”VibeVixen
“(‘Valley Low’) is probably one of the sexiest songs I’ve heard all year. ” – The Joy of Violent Movement
“For all lovers of ominously sexy rock ’n’ roll, resistance is futile.” Ebony
BETTY BLACK’s transfixing, three-track EP Addicted to Life is out today via Frau Pink Productions/KID Recordings. The feverish set includes two new recordings and a remix of Black’s current single “Valley Low”. She will play an EP release show in NYC at Nublu on July 28th in celebration of the release and has shared two of its tracks. Listen to the psychotropic EP title track where it premiered on Bitch and here. She has also shared“Valley Low (Champagne Brains remix)” which is avant-garde drummer/producer and former KUDU band mate Deantoni Parks’ reworking of the track. Take a listen where it premiered on Big Shot and below.
The EP opens with the visceral title track – a dark seduction across layers of delayed vocals, sweltering synths and thunderous industrial drums. Champagne Brains remix of “Valley Low” follows where Deantoni Parks (KUDU, John Cale, Mars Volta, Meshell Ndegeocello and T-Bone Burnett) replaces the fuzzed out guitars and 60s pop of the original with skittering vocals, icy soundscapes and a relentless percolating rhythm tailor-made for late night dancing. “Valley Low” is the third single from Betty Black’s forthcoming album of the same name. The EP closes with “Crime 55”, a heaving maniacal groove laced with eerie guitars, spectral keys and droning vocals where Black entices you to join her on a lawless spree of transgression and romance.
BETTY BLACK is the brainchild of multi-talented singer/songwriter, bassist and producer, Sylvia Black (aka Sylvia Gordon) who’s gained international acclaim as the former lead vocalist, producer, and songwriter for New York-based dark electronic pop outfit KUDU and for successful her co-writes and collaborations with Black Eyed Peas, Moby, William Orbit, Kelis, The Noisettes, Spank Rock, Chris Brown, Benny Benassi, The Knocks, RUN DMT and Télépopmusik, which have amassed sales over 5 million copies worldwide.
The Addicted to Life EP is available at iTunes and digital retailers.