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Nitzer Ebb Founder Douglas J. McCarthy to Release Solo Album “Kill Your Friends”(Stream Now)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by dk

DJMCoverNitzer Ebb Founder/Electronic music pioneer Douglas J. McCarthy is releasing KILL YOUR FRIENDS, his highly anticipated debut solo album.

KILL YOUR FRIENDS is a viscerally energetic journey through the darker side of electronic dance music. Douglas says of the record, “KILL YOUR FRIENDS represents a cross section of my musical history from my teens till now.

The album is currently available for digital pre-order and will be released on February 18th, 2013, with exclusive bonus tracks on iTunes and Beatport while physical copies (CD and Vinyl) can be purchased now at

McCarthy began writing Kill Your Friends in 2010 during a European tour. McCarthy and Producer/DJ Mark Bell,– lauded for his work with such acts as Doc Martin and Felix da Housecat, recorded the album in Los Angeles over a two year period that also found McCarthy performing 150 live shows with Nitzer Ebb, caring for his dying father in England, and journeying across India by train with his wife.Kill Your Friends douglas mcCarthy

Writing Kill Your Friends as he traveled the world, McCarthy returned home to Los Angeles to join new band member,Cyrus Rex, in his studio where, with Bell producing, they collectively channeled McCarthy’s debut into a remarkable piece of work. Recalling Cabaret Voltaire, Heroes era BowieMalcom McLaren New York B-boy and Kraftwerk, to name a few, this record devilishly blends industrial and experimental sounds with heavy dance floor beats and pop melodies.

Revolutionary in its conception and execution, Kill Your Friends truly exploits the opportunity a debut album provides for an artist to create new rules of engagement.