Fresh off their serial project, Rule of Three, Ithaca’s Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis have released the video for their indie dance-funk cover of The Smashing Pumpkins’ 90s classic “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.”
The upcoming Rule of Three is a collaborative music and art project, with mini-releases featuring two new songs, including a twisted cover, and a brand new original, that are accompanied by a unique piece of artwork by an independent artist inspired by the music. The original featured in this initial drop is the indie rock original “The Arms Dealer,” which alongside “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” deals with the dark underpinnings of things that seem, at first glance, very attractive.
The band will celebrate the release with a show downtown at The Range on Friday, January 24, with doors at 9pm and the show at 10, with a $5 cover.
The Whiskey Crisis grew out of what was supposed to be a one-time passion project. After dropping their alternative soul debut, Diving for Falls, co-conspirators Julia Felice and Harry Nichols were spurred on to continue working together with bassist, Sam Lupowitz, and guitarist, Joe Massa. Their second album, Devil On Your Back, takes all the catchy darkness of the first album, and transports it to places not altogether expected, alongside drummer Julian Dalton. Throughout 2020, Whiskey Crisis will feature a series of mini-releases, each showcasing their latest originals, re-imagined covers, and a collaborative piece of visual art as part of Rule of Three. All tracks were recorded and mixed by Christopher Ploss at Sunwood Recording, Trumansburg, NY and mastered by Matt Saccuccimorano for Scaramanga Industries, Ithaca NY.