Photography: Gina Canavan
There’s something unsettling about indie-industrial outfit, Bestial Mouths. Aside from the band’s haunting imagery, lead singer Lynette Cerezo delivers highly conceptualized vocals over producer Eddie O. and percussionist Brant Shower’s beautifully dissonant beats. With influences ranging from early goth rock to spellbinding avant-garde, Bestial Mouths is more than just a band—they’re an experience.
Taking their wealth of inspiration to a deeper level, the band has put together an all new remix album, out next week. Featuring collaborations from Zanias of Linea Aspera and former Atari Teenage Riot member, CX KidtroniK, (Still) Heartless is a cutting mix of Cerezo’s dynamic vocals and brash indie-electronica—Siouxsie meets Throbbing Gristle, with a touch of Bad Boy Bill. Their second release off the upcoming EP, CX KidtroniK’s remix of the band’s 2016 new wave banger, “Down To The Bones,” is a maddening take on the Sisters of Mercy-style single, joining the dark romanticism of Bestial Mouths with the kinetic energy of CX KidtroniK’s hypnotizing synths.
Photography: András G. Varga
“There is nothing more amazing than the acceptance of other artists you admire wanting to work with your music,” says Cerezo.
“We wanted a breadth of artists from different electronic styles to interpret our work in completely unexpected ways,” adds Eddie O. “CX’s [remix] is a stomping drum machine fury with a sick acidic meltdown, letting the Detroit influence takeover in true KraK attacK fashion.”
A sharp and sinister version of the moody original, CX KidtroniK’s “Down To The Bones” is as aggressive as it is addicting.
Listen to the BULLETT premiere, below, and pre-order (Still) Heartless, here.