Cult Records and Pop Noire Records are pleased to announce the release of a collaboration between Julian Casablancas (The Strokes/The Voidz) and Jehnny Beth (Savages). The two joined forces to duet on a cover of “Boy-Girl”, originally released by seminal Danish punk band, Sort Sol featuring Lydia Lunch. “Sort Sol are cult in Denmark, and today very influential in the Copenhagen scene (Iceage etc…). I would be pleased to make their name known better,” adds Jehnny Beth.
The collaboration stems from the pair’s mutual admiration after meeting while on tour in South America, and having an interest in finding a way to work together. The idea to collaborate became to take shape when Johnny Hostile (Savages producer) suggested the song to Jehnny. Both recorded the bulk of the song in Paris, before it was handed to Julian to perfect. Casablancas notes: “I had never heard the song before and still have no idea what the hell the words are talking about. It sounds like a Danish dude trying sound like he’s saying English sounding words”.
The music video was directed by long time visual collaborator and Cult Records’ creative director, Warren Fu. The short film pays homage to the original version released in the 80s, featuring sparse production with solo vignette performances. Shots of Jehnny Beth were filmed in London by Giorgio Testi. The song will be released as a limited edition 7” vinyl single on December, 18th, with a special B-side remix by Pop Noire’s producer Johnny Hostile.
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz released their debut album, ‘Tyranny’, last fall.
The Strokes will headline Live Out Monterrey on December, 12th in Mexico, following other recent headline performances at Austin City Limits and Landmark this past fall. Jehnny Beth recently announced her forthcoming LP with Savages, Adore Life, out in January 22nd on Matador records. The first video for the track ‘The Answer’ came out in October.
Cult Records is an independent record label and online record store based in New York, founded and run by Julian Casablancas. Recent releases include Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, Karen O, Rey Pila, and more. Pop Noire is an independent record label based in Paris, established in September 2011 by duo of artists, Johnny Hostile and Jehnny Beth, along with French director and graphic designer, Antoine Carlier.