Tom Morello & The Bloody Beetroots are releasing a joint EP this month
Last week, seditious rock guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello and punk-fueled electronic artist The Bloody Beetroots announced a joint new venture, The Catastrophists EP, which will be released on June 18th. The 7-track EP is produced by Tom Morello as executive producer and produced by The Bloody Beetroots together with Carl Restivo.
“Radium Girls”, the second song on the EP, is a true tour de force, written with Jehnny Beth from Savages, Carl Restivo, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Simone Cogo. Tom joins again with Pussy Riot as well as with Aimee Interrupter (The Interrupters), Mish Way (White Lung) and The Last Internationale on vocals.
Tom Morello said of Radium Girls, “Four extraordinary women (Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, The Interrupters’ Aimee Interrupter, White Lung’s Mish Way, The Last International’s Delila Paz) and the wild production of The Bloody Beetroots breathe a story into real life of the Radium Girls, young Illinois factory workers who fell victim to one of the most heinous crimes in US industrial history.As a child, I spent every summer near Ottawa, Illinois, where these doomed girls used deadly radium-lace paint to paint in the They were encouraged to lick the brushes to a point for productivity and profits, and in the end their bones literally fell apart from cancer and were so toxic that they had to be buried in lead-clad coffins The resulting legal proceedings and the publicity led to historic nationwide occupational health and safety laws . Every year I place flowers on the small memorial for these silent heroes and this song is dedicated to their memory. “
The Bloody Beetroots on “Radium Girls”, “Radium Girls is what happens when two punks go into battle; everyone with his weapon of his choice. “
Check out the single and check out the full track listing below.
Tom Morello and The Bloody Beetroots – The Catastrophists EP:
01. the infantry of the devil
02. Radium Girls feat. Pussy Riot, Aimee Interrupter, Mish Way and The Last Internationale
03. Blitz over Mexico feat. Ana Tijoux
04. Keep it up
05.Weather Strike (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) feat. Pussy Riot
06. field of tigers
07. Maria Celeste