JOSIE COTTON Releases New Album ‘Day of the Gun,’ “Painting In Blood” Video Out Now

Pop music thrives on unlikely juxtapositions. But after a half-century of fusions, cross-cultural experiments, and sonic-alchemical explosions, you may have concluded that everything had been covered. Well, Josie Cotton is here to prove otherwise.” – Skope Magazine


Josie Cotton Releases New Album Day of the Gun

“Painting In Blood” Music Video Out Today

Featuring Guests Kevin Preston (Long Shot, Prima Donna), Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), Clem Burke (Blondie), and Lee Rocker (Stray Cats)

Album Release Party (FREE!) on May 4
At Los Angeles’ Daddy Diamonds (1553 N Cahuenga Blvd

MAY 2, 2023 [Los Angeles, CA] — “I’ve never been shy about being provocative or too ironic and I saw no reason to pull any punches on this one either,” laughs infamous New Wave icon JOSIE COTTON about her new album DAY OF THE GUN out today (May 2, 2023) on Kitten Robot Records. “Every record I’ve ever made has been kind of an experiment… a chance to morph into something else but this is the one where I go completely over the cliff,” she explains. “Let’s just call it a Dystopian musical with David Lynch as a re-incarnated French poodle who overthinks everything in her path. ”

Josie Cotton’s “Painting In Blood” Music Video

Also out today is the video for her newly released single “Painting In Blood” which was lyrically inspired by the music of “the wondrous” Ennio Morricone who scored many of the films from that era.

Josie Cotton
Josie Cotton

As a longtime fan of B-movies, comedy/horror and only recently of Giallo movies, her appreciation of the aesthetics and texture of those films helped flavor some of her music. “[Morricone] elevated and re-defined every genre he touched and his influences knew no limit. From Beethoven to surf music to demonic children’s choirs and beyond, he transformed the music of the low-brow horror movie into unforgettable art.”  

Listen to Josie Cotton’s Day of the Gun
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For the album writing process, she drew from multiple sources of influence. The speedy, subconscious writing of her song “Disco Ball” she says, “was like being a stenographer on a train.” The lyrics for her noir-influenced previous single “Cold War Spy” were inspired by George Orwell, John le Carré spy novels and fascination with the Cold War.

Proving her inspiration can come from anywhere, “The Fathomless Tale of Silky and Sam” came from a dream about a spider she befriends in a parallel world. Her new album, DAY OF THE GUN, features guest appearances by Kevin Preston (Long Shot, Prima Donna), Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), Clem Burke (Blondie), and Lee Rocker (Stray Cats). Day of the Gun was recorded over a four-year time frame at Kitten Robot Studios and was produced and mixed by Josie and Paul Roessler (TSOL, The Screamers, Nina Hagan).  

Josie Cotton album cover
Day of The Gun album cover

Day of The Gun

1. “Circle Dance”
2. “The Fathomless Tale of Silky and Sam”
3. “Day of the Gun”
4. “Overturning”
5. “The Ballad of Elvis Presley
6. “Ukrainian Cowboy
7. “Disco Ball
8. “Painting in Blood
9. “Cold War Spy
10. “Too Beautiful”
11. “Headlights”
12. “Snappy”

DAY OF THE GUN is available on all streaming platforms now on Kitten Robot Records. Physical versions – LP (translucent gold vinyl) Picture Disc vinyl (Limited to 100 via Kitten Robot only) and CDs, as well as specially-priced signed bundles, available here:

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