Douglas J. McCarthy
Amoeba Hollywood - November 15th @ 7:00pm
Nitzer Ebb founder/electronic music pioneer Douglas J McCarthy releases his new album, Kill Your Friends, on Pylon Records and celebrates with an in-store performance and signing at Amoeba, Hollywood!
McCarthy and producer DJ, Mark Bell,– lauded for his work with such acts as Doc Martin and Felix da Housecat, M People, Chaka Khan - recorded the album in LA over two years that found McCarthy performing 150 shows with Nitzer Ebb, caring for his father in England, and journeying across India by train with his wife.
McCarthy wrote Kill Your Friends as he traveled the world, returning to join new band member, Cyrus Rex, in his LA studio where, with Bell producing, they collectively channeled McCarthy’s debut into a remarkable piece of work. Recalling Cabaret Voltaire, Heroes era Bowie and Kraftwerk, to name a few, this record devilishly blends industrial and experimental sounds with heavy dance floor beats and pop melodies.
For this release, McCarthy turned to Pylon Records whose mission to expose hidden gems from the darker side of the musical underground catalyzed their 2011 release of Peter Hook & The Light’s reawakening of Unknown Pleasures and single-handedly saved Santa Barbara’s Iron Curtain from absolute obscurity.
Kill Your Friends is a viscerally energetic journey through the darker side of electronic dance music and will be available at Amoeba starting November 15th.