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Tom Morello & The Bloody Beetroots Announce New Collaborative EP, Debut “Radium Girls” Video Feat. Pussy Riot & More


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Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has a new collaborative EP with The Bloody Beetroots due out on June 18th. That effort will be titled “The Catastrophists” and was produced by The Bloody Beetroots and Carl Restivo while Morello executive produced.

Below you can check out the new single from the release, “Radium Girls“, which features guest spots from Pussy Riot‘s Nadya Tolokonnikova, The InterruptersAimee Interrupter, White Lung‘s Mish Way and The Last Internationale‘s Delila Paz.

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It follows the previously released The Bloody Beetroots remix of Pussy Riot and Morello‘s collaborative track, “Weather Strike“. Speaking of this newest single, Morello commented:

“Four extraordinary women (Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, The InterruptersAimee Interrupter, White Lung’s Mish Way, The Last Internationle’s Delila Paz) and the ferocious production of The Bloody Beetroots breathe life into the true story of the Radium Girls, young Illinois factory workers who were the victims of one of the most heinous crimes in US industrial history.

I spent every summer as a kid near Ottawa, Illinois where these doomed girls used deadly radium laced paint to make glow in the dark watches. They were encouraged to lick the paintbrushes to a point to increase productivity and profit and in the end their bones literally fell apart from cancer and they were so toxic they had to be buried in lead lined coffins.

The resulting court cases and publicity led to historic nationwide labor protection legislation. Every year I place flowers at the small monument to these quiet heroes and this song is dedicated to their memory.”

The Bloody Beetroots added:

“‘Radium Girls‘ is what happens when two punks go off to battle; each with his weapon of choice.”

The Catastrophists” EP track listing:

01 – “The Devil’s Infantry
02 – “Radium Girls” (feat. Pussy Riot, Aimee Interrupter, Mish Way & The Last Internationale)
03 – “Lightning Over Mexico” (feat. Ana Tijoux)
04 – “Keep Going
05 – “Weather Strike” (The Bloody Beetroots remix) (feat. Pussy Riot)
06 – “Field Of Tigers
07 – “Mary Celeste

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