reflect the times.” -Nina Simone
proud to announce the release of STRANGE FLOWERS, the incendiary new
single and music video from the Heathen Apostles, available for
purchase on May 12, 2017.
Driven by the urgency of the times
and the current state of the union, STRANGE FLOWERS marks the
beginning of a new musical chapter in the Heathen Apostles anthology
with their first outwardly vocal condemnation of political corruption
that has come to a head in this tense period of American history.
Coupled with an ambitious music video with imaginative, large-scale
storytelling (for which the band has developed a cult following),
STRANGE FLOWERS further solidifies the Heathens' reputation as a
groundbreaking, emotionally-charged multimedia musical project.
STRANGE FLOWERS is at once stirring as it is soothing, with complex
and haunting vocal harmonies drifting over a maelstrom of heavy
guitars girded by the Heathens' signature gothic bluegrass
As per usual, the single is produced by
Heathen Apostles founder and ex-Cramps member Chopper Franklin, with
regular collaborator Almighty Watching providing a metal-tinged remix
of the single. The accompanying music video (directed by the band and
filmed over several days with the largest cast to date) marks a
milestone for the Heathens, being that it is their tenth full-length
video release in their short history.
Already adept at crafting
beautifully delicate bluegrass arrangements (evident in their last
release, 2016's MISERY AND GIN), STRANGE FLOWERS finds the band
returning to the gothic roots of their musical family tree: a return
with the sort of ease that only a truly original and aesthetically
grounded musical project like the Heathen Apostles can manage.