A new piece for Month of Fear called The Demon Within.
Ballpoint Pen, 22K Gold Leaf, and Crushed Turquoise
This is fucking glorious & terrifying.
This song came up on shuffle on on my ipod while I was driving home from work today, a couple hours after I learned Ikey had passed. I was at this show, on the rail directly in front of Ikey, and all of these memories of watching him jam on the keys came back in sudden pure clarity. He was a fucking monster when he played & such a joy to watch, this performance of this song in particular will always stick in my mind as one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen because of him.
So to Ikey I say thank you, thank you so much. The world is better for having had you in it & poorer for having lost you so soon.
It’s a real shame that if a woman goes onstage with an instrument, it’s almost a novelty. Like, ‘Oh, isn’t that cute.’ It’s a shame that in 2014 that’s a little bit of what’s going on in the perception in the room.
7” now available via Third Man Records at http://thirdmanstore.com/featured/elvira-2-big-pumpkins-7-vinyl-1
As the Shaggs so wonderfully sang “It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween!” We are beguiled to bring you two new original recordings from Elvira™ Mistress of the Dark. With two songs written by the otherworldly Fred Schneider (of the B-52s!), both “2 Big Pumpkins” and “13 Nights of Halloween” brim with fun double-entendres, campy cackling, devilishly danceable beats and so much more. If that weren’t enough, the cover art for the single is printed with heat-reactive ink. So while Elvira may appear to be only a dark silhouette, once things heat up you’ll definitely get a delightful eyeful. And did we mention pugnacious purple vinyl? I think we just did.
I love this so much more than I should.