Powerman 5000 Premiere “Black Lipstick” Music Video

Powerman 5000 have premiered a new video for their new song “Black Lipstick.” This track is from their new album “The Noble Rot,” which will be released on August 28.

Spider One said the following about the song:

“I believe this was the first song we wrote for the album. It kind of laid the groundwork for the sound of the whole record. Kind of more experimental and electronic than the previous one. I think I may have been trying to channel Peter Murphy with the vocals.”

He also added the following about the video:

“I had been watching a lot of clips from the British music show ‘Top Of The Pops’ and decided that creating a fake music show called ‘Pop Toppers’ would be a pretty fun idea for a music video. Though just having Powerman 5000 performing the song seemed a bit whatever. That’s when I dreamed up the fictitious female goth band Holly Holly And The Night Cloaks. Having this Siouxsie & The Banshees-type band lip sync our song was hilarious and matched the dark wave tone of the song perfectly.”

“The Noble Rot” Track Listing:

01. “Cannibal Killers That Kill Everyone”
02. “Brave New World”
03. “Play God Or Play Dead”
04. “Black Lipstick”
05. “Special Effects”
06. “Let The Insects Rule”
07. “Movie Blood”
08. “Strange People Doing Strange Things”
09. “We Got The Beat” (The Go-Go’s cover)
10. “VHS”

As previously reported, the CD version will also come with a re-recorded version of “When Worlds Collide” as a bonus track.

Powerman 5000 Re-Recorded “When Worlds Collide” For New Album “The Noble Rot”

Powerman 5000 have officially launched pre-orders for their new album, “The Noble Rot.“ That effort will be released on August 28. Notably, the CD version will come with a re-recorded version “When Worlds Collide” as a bonus track. Other confirmed songs include “Black Lipstick” and a cover of The Go-Go‘s “We Got The Beat.” Teasers for those two tracks can be found below:

[via The PRP]

Powerman 5000 Tease Cover Of The Go-Go’s’ “We Got The Beat”

Powerman 5000 have posted a teaser for their cover of The Go-Go‘s’ “We Got The Beat.“ The full track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Noble Rot.”

Spider One commented:

“Oddly enough, The Go-Go’s are a main reason why I started playing music. I distinctly remember listening to ‘Beauty And The Beat’ at my friend’s house when it first came out. The clarity and simplicity of the songs inspired me. I remember saying to my friend, ‘We could do this. We should start a band.’ Not long after, I put together my first punk band in high school.”

“Our version is quite different than the original. People don’t realize how clever the lyrics are to that song. They think it’s just a song about dancing. I always connected with the idea of being young and lost and surrendering to conformity. We tried to give it a more ominous tone to match that message.”

Powerman 5000 Tease New Song “Black Lipstick”

Powerman 5000 have posted a teaser for their new song “Black Lipstick.“ The full track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Noble Rot.”

Powerman 5000 Sign With Cleopatra Records For New Album “The Noble Rot”

Powerman 5000 have signed a new deal with Cleopatra Records. The band’s new album “The Noble Rot” will be released through the label later this year.

Spider One commented:

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Cleopatra Records for our latest release, ‘The Noble Rot’. We feel like we have put together our most diverse and interesting record ever. All boxes have been checked in the strange universe that is Powerman 5000 with this one, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Brian Perera, owner of Cleopatra Records, added:

“We’ve been fans of Powerman 5000 for years, watching how they have stuck to their guns throughout their career and maintained a high level of creative ambition and risk. They are a rare breed of electronic/industrial metal bands who have crossed over and gained fans from multiple genres. This new album is really going to shock the world and we are honored to be releasing it.”