CHVRCHES & JOHN CARPENTER
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY NOW
7” VINYL DUE DECEMBER 10 ON SACRED BONES RECORDS
AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW
CHVRCHES and John Carpenter have today teamed up to share two extra special remixes. The iconic film director of The Thing, Halloween, Escape From New York and many more genre-defining horror classics, and legendary actor, screenwriter and composer, John Carpenter, has reworked CHVRCHES’ recent single ‘Good Girls’, taken from their forthcoming new album Screen Violence, set for release on August 27. Alongside this, CHVRCHES have also reworked John Carpenter’s ‘Turning The Bones’, taken from his recently released album, Lost Themes III: Alive After Death.
Both remixes are available digitally now and will be released on 7” vinyl on December 10 – available to pre-order via Sacred Bones now.
Discussing the remix, CHVRCHES’ frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says, “As horror fans, we know that John Carpenter is the godfather and the gold standard so we’re so excited to get to work with him in any capacity. His films and music have been so impactful on us over the years, and without the stories he created I am not sure that the concept of Screen Violence (and female narratives within the album) would exist in the way they do. On every album we get “remixes” but given the themes of this record, we had the idea that maybe we could get a song reimagined by a composer who has worked in that cinematic universe. John was top of our wishlist but we never really thought he’d reply, let alone that he’d send back something better than the original”
Responsible for much of the horror genre’s most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he’s both directed and scored, John Carpenter says, “Chvrches reached out to us through our tour manager, asking if we would be interested in remixing one of their songs for their upcoming album. They sent us three or four tracks for us to listen to and decide which one we wanted to remix, and we went from there. We chose the track we did because we connected with it the most and felt it would adapt best to our style. After we finished our remix, we asked them if they could also remix one of our songs in return, and they thought it was a great idea.”