LA-based artist Thrillsville presents his new ‘Say Goodbye to the Light’ EP, an amalgamation of dark electronic, industrial, synthpop, goth rock, dark dance, EBM and alternative rock that has emerged from the mind of composer/producer Rani Sharone.
Produced and mainly recorded in Sharone’s own studio, for this release, Thrillsville worked with Ulrich Wild (Deftones, White Zombie, Static-X), a frequent collaborator, who co-mixed and mastered this EP.
This EP also features Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Jerry Cantrell) on drums and Dominique Lenore Persi on backing vocals – both of which are also Rani Sharone’s band members in Stolen Babies. This EP include two reworks of Stolen Babies songs ‘So Close’ and ‘Second Sleep’.
Thrillsville also ramps up the fun with the addiction and obsession-driven video for lead track ‘The Fever’. With art and animation by Patrick Surace, this mini-film was directed, edited and VFX by Precious Child, Shadow Sunrise LLC.
Perhaps best known for his dark cabaret / experimental rock band Stolen Babies, Sharone has collaborated and performed with Puscifer, Marilyn Manson and TV/film composer Tyler Bates, to name a few.
Since starting to play live in 2017, Thrillsville has opened for such notable artists as Stabbing Westward, PIG, Gost and Dance With the Dead, in addition to co-headlining a southwest tour with Precious Child in 2018. He has also written music for the big and small screen, including scoring the experimental animated feature ‘My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea’ (Jason Schwartzman, Susan Sarandon, Maya Rudolph), which is currently on Netflix.
“This EP represents my voice as a producer and artist. These five songs were therapy for me and all have their own vibe and style. My pop sensibility as well as my darker, cinematic and heavier side is represented on this release,” says Rani Sharone.
“Inspiration comes in many forms, but my prime motivation lately has been reality being so fucked up that it makes me escape it and get lost in my writing. Once I get a song idea amd mood sketched out – that’s usually when lyrics present themselves often times coming from scenarios from movies or life experience, but in the case of the ‘The Fever’, the lyrics were directly inspired by the 1960’s Twilight Zone episode also titled The Fever, which in turn heavily inspired the narrative for the video.”
Thrillsville’s music and sound aesthetic is influenced by the music of The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Depeche Mode, Revolting Cocks, Mike Patton, Film Music and Bauhaus.
Directed, edited and VFX by Precious Child, Shadow Sunrise LLC. Environmental Art/Animation: Patrick Surace
Words/Music by Thrillsville (Rani Sharone)
Recorded and mixed by Rani Sharone & Ulrich Wild
Mastered by Ulrich Wild
Backing vocals by Dominique Lenore Persi
Drums on ‘The Caller’ by Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan)
01 The Fever
02 So Close
03 The Caller
04 Second Sleep
05 Body Bag
Thrillsville – The Fever
Thrillsville – Lockdown