"Concrete Desert" is a forthcoming collaborative album from British Dub/Industrial producer Kevin Martin (known professionally as The Bug) who has teamed up with American drone metal band Earth. The only guest appearances on the 13-track project are from Justin Broadrick, who is credited as JK Flesh. The album is slated to be released on March 24th, 2017 by Ninja Tune.
Though the sudden embrace of the trappings of goth culture via Anne Rice was a bit odd, given Napolitano's long-standing fascination with both Catholic and Mexican imagery (and the elements of sex and death prevalent in both) it wasn't too strange. Her songwriting and singing focus remains much more roots-oriented, as the opening strut/stroll of "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)" makes clear. Not that she and the band can't kick out the jams as well – immediately following that is "The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden," a punk-speed thrash with deliciously decadent imagery to boot. The most well known song was "Joey," which actually got some top 40 airplay; while it has a certain catchiness to it, ultimately it comes off as a less successful Heart song from the same era, which is saying something.