“Killer On The Loose” is a track from Red Mass off their new LP ‘A Hopeless Noise.’ The band took inspiration for the song from the novels of Bret Easton Ellis, incorporating his fascination with the extreme nihilism and sometimes decadent behavior of the elite into the song’s story.
The character at the center of the song is the Diamond Girl, whose world has crumbled around her. Her violent tendencies and destructive nature are meant to exhibit the first signs of her psychosis. As the Diamond Girl’s mental state deteriorates, she opts to react with violence. This track is one piece of a bigger story that explores the Diamond Girl’s fall from grace, engaging with delusions of grandeur and the deeper recesses of this character’s personality disorder.
“Killer On The Loose” features collaborators Rick Froberg (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu) on vocals, Mike Watt on bass, along with Mac DeMarco on backing vocals, Pouf on drums, as well as Phil Clem (Duchess Says) and Him the Maji (ex-Aids Wolf) on guitars.