Michael C. Hall’s Band Teams Up With The Armed On ‘Ketamine (ULTRAPOP REMIX)’
On the heels of a successful and sold-out North American tour, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) has announced details for the Ketamine Remixes EP.
The track that started it all, “Ketamine” was the first release from their self-titled debut EP and most recently appeared in the closing credits of Episode 5 of Dexter: New Blood. Along with today’s announcement, the band have teamed up with Detroit Collective The Armed for the “Ketamine (ULTRAPOP REMIX)” – a version of the song that will have you melting.
“‘ULTRAPOP’ is more than a critically acclaimed, game-changing, genre-defining album,” said The Armed frontman Dan Greene. “It’s a language. It’s a set of tools. It’s its own vernacular. This adaptation of ‘Ketamine’ is an exercise in translation. And in the spirit of the dialect, the result is everything, except It’s delicate and serious. It’s exhilarating. Terrifying. It’s excessive and unforgiving.
“The three of us are huge fans of The Armed and their ‘ULTRAPOP’ album,” said Princess Goes drummer Peter Yanowitz. “It’s been touring constantly since it came out a year ago. When we reached out to Dan Greene on Instagram, he was honest about how completely our song would be mutilated in the meat grinder of their immense creativity. We were prepared for something something different, and they even exceeded our expectations. For us, it was a dream to have a band that we admire so much to collaborate on something that we did. It’s such an imaginative and explosive odyssey that they took ‘Ketamine’, so all we can do is sit back and raise our hats in admiration.”
Previously released “Ketamine” remixes include one from the band’s longtime mixer Brandon Bost (HAIM, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga) and another from Finnish electronic duo Pihka Is My Name; each reinventing the haunting track to make it their own.
The Ketamine Remixes EP will be released on May 13 via the band’s Morpho Music, and the full track list can be found below. To celebrate, the band will perform another sold-out concert at New York’s Poisson Rouge the night before Thursday, May 12.
“‘Ketamine’ seemed like a great candidate to be remixed because of the vast empty space in the song,” adds Peter. “This is one of the most simple/purist princess songs we’ve ever created with just Mike’s sublime melody/lyrics, and my beat ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’, with Matt doing the atmosphere (he took a piano and pushed it through all these delays to create something really special and dramatic) Hopefully we can release more remixes of some of our other songs in the future as this has been a such a cool experience.”
Last month, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum released an interactive video for “Sideways”, a track from their acclaimed album THANKS FOR COMING. The result of a creative collaboration between Peter and his brother Andy Yanowitz, the visual was directed by cult filmmaker Dylan Mars Greenberg and shot on a green screen.
The group has made raw video files available for fans and creators to customize and share their own “Sideways” video, and everyone is in on the action, including KTLA in Los Angeles who added the group to their weather report.
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum’s 2021 debut album THANKS FOR COMING showcases the band’s myriad influences that converge to create the sound that has been critically acclaimed since the release of their self-titled Rolling Stone EP, Billboard , Paper, Alternative Press, Associated Press, Consequence of Sound, People, American Songwriter, Magnet, FLOOD, Forbes, Huffington Post, NME, Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Entertainment Tonight and more.
Fueled by synthesizers and percussion, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum is a whirlwind of glam, experimental and ambient music from David Bowie, 70s disco productions from Giorgio Moroder for Donna Summer, new wave dance music from the 80 and contemporary electronic dance like Justice.
Listen to the new remix here: