After making a strong show with a self-titled debut album in November 2018, Planet B has released a cover of “Bad Girls,” originally written and recorded by British-Tamil rapper M.I.A. in 2012. Having made its premiere on BrooklynVegan.com and available as a name-your-price item on Bandcamp, Justin Pearson and Luke Henshaw reimagine the anthem to female empowerment in the duo’s own industrialized punk/rap style, even going so far as to acknowledge a “slight absurdity” of Pearson’s vocals from the perspective of the titular “bad girl.” In addition, the band collaborated with Displaced/Replaced to direct the music video in his inimitably kinetic and glitch-laden visual style; the artist has built up a productive partnership with Pearson’s own Three One G Records, having created videos for other acts on the label, including Geronimo, Downcast, and Deaf Club.
In addition, Justin Pearson will be appearing tonight (Sunday, March 22) at 8:00pm PST on San Diego’s 91X radio station to unveil several tracks from the upcoming Three One G compilation Really Bad Music For Really Bad People: The Cramps as Heard Through the Meat Grinder of Three One G. Paying tribute to the prominent punk band, the compilation showcases a bevy of artists in the San Diego underground music scene, including Retox, Microwaves, Panicker, Chelsea Wolfe, Daughters, and a rendition of “Human Fly” by Zeus! with Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle). Due for release on May 1, the compilation is available for digital pre-order via Bandcamp, with physical vinyl copies available to pre-order on the Three One G webstore.
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