John Carpenter: My Name is Death

John Carpenter has revealed the upcoming release of the fourth installment in his Lost Themes series, subtitled Noir. Scheduled for release on May 3rd, 2024 through Sacred Bones, Carpenter once more collaborates with his usual partners, his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, on this project. 

My Name is Death stands out from previous entries in the series, offering a unique sound which at the same time is entirely characteristic of the moodiness that Carpenter usually brings. Accompanying the track is a visually strong video paying tribute to the iconic noir cinema genre, starring Staz and Misha Lindes, and Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood).

Carpenter comments on the inspiration for this album: “Noir is a uniquely American genre born in post-war cinema. We grew up loving Noir and were influenced by it for this new album.” 

Davies adds: “Sandy [King, John’s wife and producer] had given John a book for Christmas, of pictures from noir films, all stills from that era. I was looking through it, and I thought, ‘I like that imagery, and what those titles make me think of. What if we loosely based it around that? What if the titles were of some of John’s favorite noir films?’

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