Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Brillig is Wild for the Hearses!

At last Brillig can announce that
(1) we have a brand new track available "The Hearse Song", and

(2) it's being used as the "roll out" music for Adelaide Roller Derby team "The Wild Hearses" during their bout on this Sunday 10 April!  That's right, as the brightly coloured purple & orange team enters the arena ready for battle, you'll be hearing "The Hearse Song" over the loudspeakers in the Wayville Showground Arena.

We think that's frickin' COOL.

"The Hearse Song" has its basis in a Traditional American folk lyric which to this day is recited by children across the United States on Halloween.

Some of you may be familiar with the chorus....

“The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose
They eat the jelly between your toes"

The words have a touch of Tim Burton, don't ya think?  (Full lyrics of Brillig's version >>)

Brillig adapted, arranged and set this to music, and the resulting track enjoys a lurching, uneasy Addam’s Family groove. With hypnotic acoustic & electric guitars, a super groovy bass, chimey autoharp, creepy accordion, and the requisite silly lyrics, Brillig have truly made this track their own. A shout out to awesome Adelaide-based drummer BJ Barker, who laid down some strident military-style beats with flair.

Recorded in March 2011 at Hillside Studios with Matt Hills and mastered by Disk-Edits' Neville Clark, "The Hearse Song" is hot off the press and ready to roll, derby style.

You can hear / buy this exclusive single online at Bandcamp, and it's also on Youtube (why not?).

Brillig would like to dedicate this song to The Wild Hearses – their favourite team in the Adelaide Roller Derby League - with the hope it inspires them to great feats of skill and daring. Special props to Miss Whirl!!

Get along to their bout this Sunday against the Mile Die Club, and hear Brillig's song over the speakers as The Wild Hearses greet the crowd. Tickets on sale from OzTix.

Go Hearses!

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