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Thrillsville – Photo Credit: Precious Child courtesy of Rani Sharone
Pounding beats and challenging stereotypes – enter LA-based EBM artist Thrillsville, who has just announced his upcoming EP Say Goodbye to the Light by revealing the video for lead track ‘The Fever’. Bring it on – angry passion and the sheer physicality of the energy embodied in this music are apparent. Here we have notably high-quality music with strong hooks while retaining simplicity in the artist’s approach.
The video is also highly entertaining. With art and animation by Patrick Surace, this mini-film was directed, edited and VFX by Precious Child and Shadow Sunrise LLC Environmental.
If you ever really got into the music of Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Nitzer Ebb or Orgy, today brings a delight for you, as well as fans of newer artists such as Drab Majesty and
Produced and mainly record in Sharone’s own studio, for this release, Thrillsville worked with Ulrich Wild (Deftones, White Zombie, Static-X), a frequent collaborator, who co-mixed and mastered this EP.
This EP also features Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Jerry Cantrell) on drums and Dominique Lenore Persi on backing vocals – both of which are also Rani Sharone’s band members in Stolen Babies. This EP include two reworks of Stolen Babies songs ‘So Close’ and ‘Second Sleep’.
Best known for his dark cabaret / experimental rock band Stolen Babies, Sharone has collaborated and performed with Puscifer, Marilyn Manson and TV/film composer Tyler Bates, to name a few.
Since starting to play live in 2017, Thrillsville has opened for such notable artists as Stabbing Westward, PIG, Gost and Dance With the Dead, in addition to co-headlining a southwest tour with Precious Child in 2018. He has also written music for the big and small screen, including scoring the experimental animated feature My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (Jason Schwartzman, Susan Sarandon, Maya Rudolph), which is currently on Netflix.
“This EP represents my voice as a producer and artist. These five songs were therapy for me and all have their own vibe and style. My pop sensibility as well as my darker, cinematic and heavier side is represented on this release,” says Rani Sharone.
“Inspiration comes in many forms, but my prime motivation lately has been reality being so fucked up that it makes me escape it and get lost in my writing. Once I get a song idea amd mood sketched out – that’s usually when lyrics present themselves often times coming from scenarios from movies or life experience, but in the case of the ‘The Fever’, the lyrics were directly inspired by the 1960’s Twilight Zone episode also titled The Fever, which in turn heavily inspired the narrative for the video.”
Thrillsville’s music and sound aesthetic is influenced by the music of The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Depeche Mode, Revolting Cocks, Mike Patton, Film Music and Bauhaus.
‘The Fever’ is out now, available online digitally everywhere, including Apple Music and Spotify. It can also be obtained directly from the artist via Bandcamp
Directed, edited and VFX by Precious Child, Shadow Sunrise LLC Environmental Art/Animation: Patrick Surace
Words/Music by Thrillsville (Rani Sharone)
Recorded and mixed by Rani Sharone & Ulrich Wild
Mastered by: Ulrich Wild
Backing vocals by Dominique Lenore Persi
Drums on ‘The Caller’ by Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan)
01 The Fever
02 So Close
03 The Caller
04 Second Sleep
05 Body Bag
Also check out the visuals for Thrillsville’s two latest singles, a reflection of our times: