Hear JULIE CHRISTMAS' new "Broadway showcore" rager "Thin Skin" | Revolver

Hear JULIE CHRISTMAS' new "Broadway showcore" rager "Thin Skin"

Backing band features members of Cult of Luna, Candiria, Spotlights and more

Last month, Julie Christmas announced her first solo album in 14 years, Ridiculous and Full of Blood, and offered up its lead single, "Supernatural." Today (May 15th), she's back with another taste in the form of the three-minute noise-rock bulldozer, "Thin Skin."

As on the whole album, Christmas is backed on the song by a veritable all-star team of underground heavy-music musicians: guitarist-vocalist Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna), guitarist John LaMacchia (Candiria), bassist-producer Andrew Schneider (Kenmode, Unsane) and keyboardist Tom Tierney, as well as Spotlights drummer and Revolver Brand Partnership Director Chris Enriquez.

"Broadway Showcore, anyone?" Christmas commented of the new single. "When we write, usually the kickoff comes from one or two of us. Chris Enriquez and John LaMacchia kicked this one off, and Johannes jumped right on it. Get this in your ears and try to do anything slow or relaxed, you won't be able to. The only way for Andrew, Tom and I to answer on this one was to go over the top and in unexpected directions. It's a little nu-metal, a little punk, a little bit Broadway showtunes and alot of stupid, nasty and FUN. In 'Thin Skin' we visit our deranged, shout-y roots, where the rage is covered with giggles and the lights are a little too bright. Get it!"

Christmas first made her name in the mid-2000s with the noise-rock band Made Out of Babies and the post-metal group Battle of Mice before releasing the solo record The Bad Wife in 2010. She's also guested on songs from Mouth of the Architect, Spylacopa and Pigs, and collaborated on an entire album with Cult of Luna, 2016's acclaimed Mariner.

Ridiculous and Full of Blood is due out June 14th via Red Crk Recordings, the label co-founded by Persson.