"Julian Casablancas, from the Strokes, and Jehnny Beth, from Savages, are two of the most charismatic rock frontpeople to come along this century. And as we learned last month, they’ve now teamed up to cover “Boy/Girl,” a song originally recorded in 1984 by Sort Sol, the pioneering Danish punk band, and Lydia Lunch, the no wave trailblazer. The cover, which appears to be a total one-off, is just as fast and bleary and out-of-control as the 1984 original, and the new music video for the cover is a shot-for-shot remake of the original."
"Savages' Jehnny Beth and the Strokes' Julian Casablancas have united for an explosive duet on "Boy-Girl," a cover of influential Danish punk outfit Sort Sol's 1983 tune featuring Lydia Lunch. The breakneck track is defined by the vocalists' complimentary styles, with Casablancas' deadpan snarl balanced by Beth's emotive yelp."
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 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, available for pre-order now via cultrecords.com (North America) and popnoire.com (International).
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 and available for pre-order now. 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