Burn It Down
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Fan favorite dark dance outfit Boy Harsher have contributed a sumptuously eerie track for the David Gordon Green directed finale to the iconic Halloween franchise. Sacred Bones and Nude Club (Boy Harsher’s imprint) are joining forces and releasing a proper 12” maxi single containing four versions of the track “Burn it Down,” to be released in tandem with the original score provided by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies.
Boy Harsher said of the experience: “During an extremely brief period of rest between tours, we got this call from the music supervisor of Halloween. The director, David Gordon Green, had listened to our music and wanted to use something for the final installment in the trilogy - Halloween Ends. We flew to New York the next day to meet the team and discuss the possibilities. It was totally surreal. Obviously we’re huge fans of Carpenter and the franchise is a fav, but to work with Gordon Green was also so special, his early films (George Washington, Undertow, Snow Angels) were heavy influences on our work. The real kicker is that Halloween Ends was shot in Savannah, GA - the birthplace of Boy Harsher and where we met. Unbelievable. It all felt too synchronous, and we knew we had to make something work although we were about to leave for a multi-month tour that week. We flew home to Massachusetts, dug through old demos, and found “Burn It Down”. In the end it was the perfect energy for the bittersweet love affair between Allyson and Corey, so during a couple days off - we cleaned it up and made it come alive.”
Mine says: Mega new/old track from Boy Harsher on this 12" that features 4 versions of an old demo they dug out to be featured on the soundtrack for 'Halloween Ends'. After a foray into the film and soundtrack world with their 2022 horror short film 'The Runner' and accompanying soundtrack LP (my album of the year!) it seems more than fitting that they now lend their eerie cold wave sounds to an instalment of the Halloween franchise. I put this on the shop stereo this week and noticed both Tim and Andy sneaking over to check out what was playing...
1 Burn It Down - Rework
2 Burn It Down
3 Burn It Down - (Instrumental)
4 Burn It Down - Rework (Instrumental)