GENRE-BENDING SHOW BAND DANCE HALL PIMPS
RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM MARCH 6, 2012 ON LAKESHORE RECORDS
FEATURING THE TWISTED SINGLES
“MOMMY WAS A ZOMBIE” AND “BEAST FOR LOVE”
Hollywood, Ca. – Dance Hall Pimps, the genre-bending show band, is releasing their debut album, Beast for Love. The Dance Hall Pimps, who signed with Lakeshore Records in 2011, will be releasing Beast for Love March 6, 2012 with an album release show on March 10th at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The debut album from the Dance Hall Pimps features twelve tracks (10 originals and 2 covers), showcasing the band’s fresh take on genres ranging from swampy garage rock to New Orleans-style rags and romp. Combining dark and twisted subject matter and wistful lyrics with upbeat tempos and mind blowing vocals, the album can hardly fit neatly into any genre. Innovative lyrics and catchy hooks are what have created memorable tracks with great stories. The singles off the album “Mommy was a Zombie” and “Beast for Love” offer up infectious hooks with foot tapping beats.
“Mommy was a Zombie,” despite its novelty song title, tells the story of being raised by a drug addicted mother and without a father; without knowing the lyrics, its buoyant and cheerful roots rock beat masks the tragedy at the heart of the song. Lead singer and songwriter RJ says, “I like hiding serious issues in upbeat even deceptively playful songs, and people should always look twice at our titles.”
“Beast for Love” references classic horror movies to make a simple point: even monsters are just looking for love. Sometimes we become beasts as love takes the best of us. Sometimes we’re looking for a beast to love. The quest for love is told through captivating lyrics with subtle cinematic references and retro rhythms.
Vocal tracks on the Dance Hall Pimps debut album Beast for Love were recorded atNightbird Studios at the famous Sunset Marquis Hotel and were produced by Rob Hill (Korn, Xzibit) and Grammy Winner Matt Hyde (Cypress Hill, Porno for Pyros). Each member of the Dance Hall Pimps wrote, co-wrote or arranged at least one song on Beast for Love.
A portion of the profits of Beast for Love will be donated to organizations that fight the sex trafficking of children in the United States and provide services to victims. “Pimp Music Not People,” Dance Hall Pimps are sex-positive among consenting adults, but oppose all human trafficking and sex slavery.
Official website: http://www.dancehallpimps.com